DENVER -- This will come as little surprise to anyone who's tried to buy a home in Denver in recent years, but the city was just named the worst place in the country for first-time homebuyers.
Mortgage company LendingTree compared the 100 biggest cities in the United States on a number of factors that can affect a person's ability to buy a home and Denver came in dead last on the list -- behind New York City and San Francisco.
Those factors included things like average down payment amounts and percentages, percentage of buyers with low credit scores and the share of homes that are affordable to a family making the area's median income.
Denver ranked near the bottom on nearly every measure, especially the average down payment, which sits at nearly $67,000, according to LendingTree.
Even if a first-time buyer is able to somehow scrape together enough cash for a down payment, finding a home to buy in the Denver area has become increasingly difficult as the number of homes on the market continues to reach new lows.