By Ben Geier | SmartAsset
Owning a home is a big milestone for many. Despite the costs and maintenance associated with homeownership, it can represent security, achievement and success. There are some states, though, where it is better to own a home than in others. Things like value-to-income ratios, foreclosure rates and the average cost of owning a home all play into how good a state is for homeowners. Those factors and others are important to review with a trusted financial advisor before you make any final decisions.