The 11 toughest states for first-time home buyers

  • 4. Louisiana

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    Louisiana suffers from similar issues as Mississippi when it comes to first-time home buyers. Property isn't as expensive as in some other regions, yet incomes tend to be low and unemployment is high. The median household in Louisiana earns about $45,000, below the national median of more than $56,000.

    The median list price for homes in Louisiana stands at $192,000, according to Zillow.