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County ranks 8th in mortgages

Escambia County ranked in the top 10 counties in the state in which to obtain a mortgage.
The study, which was released by SmartAsset, ranked the counties on the likelihood of closing a mortgage application, or its origination rate; the low average cost of ownership after five years and low property taxes.
Escambia came in eighth.
Here is the breakdown of the top 10:
• Colbert
• Montgomery
• Pike
• DeKalb
• Fayette
• Baldwin
• Hale
• Escambia
• Monroe
• Bullock