Williamson County Named Top County in State For Buying vs. Renting

Williamson Co. – A recent study from a New York Financial Company is naming Williamson County the best county in Illinois to buy a home versus renting. The study, done by SmartAsset, compares the average monthly mortgage cost within a county to the average price of rent, finding a difference of $536 more paid in the average rental in Williamson County. Two other southern Illinois counties placed within the top 5, with Alexander and Hardin Counties coming in 3rd and 4th, respectively.