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Grand Forks ranked top city to buy home in N.D.

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Grand Forks is the best city in North Dakota to buy a home, according to one website.

Simplemost.com calculated the top city in each state to buy a house based on average home listing prices, tax bills, household incomes and other factors such as crime rate and recreation.

Grand Forks was the pick for North Dakota, with a calculated median property tax bill of $2,408, a median house listing price of $239,000 and a median household income of $44,134.

The site also attributed the sporting and cultural events surrounding UND as a reason Grand Forks was a great place to settle down. Simplemost gathered data for the calculations for the list from GoBankingRates.com, a service that examines mortgage rates.

The best place to buy a home in Minnesota is Minnetonka, a westside suburb of Minneapolis, according to the site. Brandon, S.D., right outside Sioux Falls took the top spot in South Dakota.

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