Hot Housing Markets

10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year

December 11th, 2017
Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate....

The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

January 9th, 2018
Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San...

Hot in Housing: The Bay Area Rules

January 29th, 2018
The Bay Area—chiefly San Francisco, San Jose and Vallejo—is on a hot streak, with no pointers to a slowdown this year, according to data newly released from realtor.com®. In January, homes in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area lasted a median...

Beyond the Burbs: 10 Fringe Markets to Watch

March 4th, 2018
Against climbing prices and severe shortages of supply, buyers are bypassing the suburbs, according to new research by realtor.com®. The areas garnering interest now are affordable (relatively), and have booming economies and sufficient supply, but are beyond the historically in-demand...

Hottest Markets: The Motor City Hits the Gas

August 27th, 2017
Detroit sped toward the top of the hottest housing markets in August, zipping six spots to No. 4 in realtor.com®’s Hotness Index, according to realtor.com’s latest data preview. Homes are selling in a median 39 days in The Motor City....

Get in Early on Emerging Neighborhoods

September 24th, 2017
Buying in a hot housing market while prices are reasonable is a sure ticket to wealth. Analysts at GOBankingRates recently spotlighted 20 up-and-comers. The top 10 are: 1. Jungle Terrace – St. Petersburg, Fla. Median List Price (as of July...

Home Searches Plummet in Houston, Miami

October 1st, 2017
Realtor.com® views on properties in Houston and Miami plunged following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, tanking -4 percent and -25 percent year-over-year, respectively, in September, according to realtor.com’s latest data preview. Last September, Houston property views were up 21 percent, while...

‘Hottest Zip Codes’: A Tale of Three States

October 19th, 2017
Realtor.com®’s annual Hottest Zip Codes in America ranking reads like a tale of three states: California, Colorado and Michigan. Watauga, Texas (76148) Livonia, Mich. (48154) Kentwood, Mich. (49548) Medford, Mass. (02155) Littleton, Colo. (80123) Castro Valley, Calif. (94546) Colorado Springs,...

Kindred Cities: Affordable Alternatives to Your Favorite Pricey Places

October 23rd, 2017
America’s premier cities seem to have it all: Instagram-able park and city views, edgy bars, oodles of culture, a vibrant and weird street life, shops that sell cookie dough by the scoop. All that awesomeness comes at a steep price....

A Cooldown in Housing? Not This Season

October 29th, 2017
Autumn began in September, but activity in the housing market remained at summer-like levels through October, according to realtor.com®’s latest data preview. Prices in October were 10 percent higher than those one year ago, with the national median at $275,000...
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