FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2016
Contact: Tammy Sharp
Director of Public Information
337.238.2283
tammy.sharp@leesvillela.gov
Leesville Named 7th Most Affordable City in Louisiana
LEESVILLE, La.-- The City of Leesville was named the 7th most affordable City in Louisiana to own a home, with a national ranking of 274. The online company, SmartAssets, specializes in compiling financial data in order to answer complex financial questions.

According to the website, Leesville has some of the lowest closing costs in the state with an average cost of $2,431, while the average annual property tax is around $204.

To find the most affordable places to buy a home, SmartAsset considered closing costs, real estate taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage rates in their analysis, according to the company's website. They found the total cost over five years of these four expenses-closing costs, taxes, insurance and mortgage payments-for the average home in every county in the U.S., and every city with a population greater than 5,000. That five-year cost was then considered a proportion of median household income in each county and city to determine affordability.

For more information about Leesville in this study click here.

To connect to a real estate agent in Leesville, click here.

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