Those seeking to buy their first home may want to consider Dayton.

A recent study from online loan platform LendingTree found Dayton ranked sixth in the nation as one of the best cities to buy a first home. Among the factors LendingTree used to determine the rankings were the average down payment amount for a home, the percentage of buyers with credit scores below 680, and the share of homes sold that were affordable to a median-income family (the Housing Opportunity Index).

In Dayton, the study…