Home prices in the U.S. are at an all-time high and show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. But that doesn't mean you can't find a bargain if you know where to look.

According to Niche, the Mount Rushmore State has a number of towns where an affordable home is still a possibility. In fact, many of them are right here in the Sioux Empire.

Here's a look at the 10 best places to buy a house in South Dakota.

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How did Nice come up with these rankings? Well, a few key factors were taken into consideration:

The Best Places to Buy a House ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of an area. This grade takes into account key factors of a location’s housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, in an attempt to measure the quality and stability of an area’s real estate market.

-Niche

So, which South Dakota town is the best place to buy a house?

Credit: Brandon Valley Chamber of Commerce, YouTube
Credit: Brandon Valley Chamber of Commerce, YouTube
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1) Brandon: Based on the grades from Niche, Brandon got an A in public schools, as well as housing, which gave them an overall grade of an A, higher than any other community in the state.

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2) Harrisburg: Nearby Harrisburg wasn't too far behind in the rankings, with an overall grade of an A- from Niche.

Here's a look at the rest of the top 10:

3) Fort Pierre

4) Madison

5) Green Valley

6) Tea

7) Dell Rapids

8) Winner

9) Canton

10) Pierre

Story Source: Niche

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