Home prices and rent prices in the USA have been growing steadily over the past decade . However, the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated entire sectors of the American economy, which makes the homebuying decision more intricate . We mapped multiple metrics to indicate the best place to buy a house amid COVID-19 . For many counties in the central area of the USA, the price-to-rent ratio highly recommends people to buy a house, but the home prices have declined since the outbreak of COVID-19 . The price-to-rent ratio and increasing home price suggest that people should not buy a home in big coastal cities under the current circumstances.