EXCERPT: Owning a home costs more each month than renting across all 50 states. That being said, depending on your situation, buying a home can be a smart investment . . . If you want to get in the game, consider looking in the best states for first-time buyers, as determined by personal finance site GOBankingRates in a recent report. The site ranked all 50 U.S. states based on foreclosure rates, the share of the market represented by first-time home buyers and the median listing price for homes. Here are the top 12 states for first-time home buyers . . . 9. Minnesota: Share of the market represented by first-time home buyers: 52 percent. Median listing price: $239,900. FULLSTORY: https://yhoo.it/2rjwlIJ