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Affordable home prices and lower interest rates made purchasing a home more attractive to millions of Americans last year but where you decide to settle down and plant roots makes the difference. According to CNN, in Pittsburgh you can earn under $32,000 a year and can afford a median-priced home.

Renting Vs. Owning

In order to afford a home in Baltimore, one needs to make at least $52,662 for a median-priced home of $233,200 with a monthly mortgage payment of $1,229.

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