10 Cities That Have Changed the Most

10 Cities That Have Changed the Most
Article by Daily Real Estate News | October 23, 2017

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The city of Austin, Texas, has been named the “most changed” in the country over the last decade, with the most dynamic transformations to its housing market, incomes, crime rates, and economy compared to any other large U.S. metro, according to a new analysis by MagnifyMoney, a subsidiary of LendingTree. In fact, several Texas cities topped the list of most evolved economies and housing markets in the last 10 years.

MagnifyMoney analyzed data from 2006 to 2016 for the 50 largest cities, factoring in commute times, incomes, housing prices, crime rates, and building permits, among other items. “Change isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing,” MagnifyMoney notes in a report on its findings. “Big growth in commute times and rents can be negative, but they can also be a function of positive developments like job and income growth. Similarly, places without as much change could be more attractive to people working their way up the salary ladder or those who are retired and living on fixed incomes, offering more affordable housing and less congestion.”

The following cities topped MagnifyMoney’s list as seeing the most dramatic change over the past 10 years:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Nashville, Tennessee
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. Denver, Colorado
  7. Raleigh, North Carolina
  8. San Antonio, Texas
  9. Charlotte, North Carolina
  10. San Jose, California

Other cities have stayed virtually the same over the past decade, with Birmingham, Ala., being the least changed—falling on the bottom of MagnifyMoney’s list of 50 most changed cities. These metros rounded out the bottom five: Milwaukee (number 49), New Orleans (number 48), Buffalo, N.Y. (number 47), and Indianapolis (number 46).

See if your city ranked at the top or bottom of the “most changed” in the nation.

Source: “This Place Sure Has Changed: Which Cities Have Changed the Most?” MagnifyMoney.com (Oct. 19, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 102317


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50 Markets Ranked: Where Does Yours Fall?

50 Markets Ranked: Where Does Yours Fall?
Article by Daily Real Estate News | October 25, 2016

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Who has the hottest single-family housing market this fall? Fort Lauderdale, Fla., according to a new report released by Ten-X, an online real estate marketplace. Ten-X ranked the 50 largest single-family housing markets for fall 2016 based on current and forecasted fundamentals.

Florida markets continue to dominate its list for the second consecutive season.

“Florida’s housing market continues to set the pace for the nation, with five of the top 10 metros on our report,” says Rick Sharga, Ten-X executive vice president. “While all of the top five markets took substantial hits during the housing crash, especially Las Vegas, the continued road to recovery for these destination cities is looking even brighter.”

The five single-family markets topping Ten-X’s list for this fall are: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Palm Beach County, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; Orlando; and Las Vegas.

The rankings factor in pricing, sales, permit activity, and economic growth, population growth.

See how your metro stacked up.

  1. Fort Lauderdale
  2. Palm Beach County
  3. Tampa
  4. Orlando
  5. Las Vegas
  6. Phoenix
  7. Seattle
  8. Nashville
  9. Dallas
  10. Jacksonville
  11. Denver
  12. Portland
  13. Oakland
  14. Atlanta
  15. Columbus
  16. Raleigh
  17. San Francisco
  18. San Jose
  19. Miami
  20. Boston
  21. Austin
  22. San Diego
  23. Charlotte
  24. Salt Lake City
  25. DC
  26. Riverside
  27. Los Angeles
  28. Indianapolis
  29. Sacramento
  30. Minneapolis
  31. Fort Worth
  32. Orange County
  33. San Antonio
  34. Kansas City
  35. Detroit
  36. Pittsburgh
  37. Cincinnati
  38. Milwaukee
  39. Northern Virginia
  40. St. Louis
  41. Suburban Maryland
  42. Houston
  43. Memphis
  44. Philadelphia
  45. Long Island
  46. Northern New Jersey
  47. Chicago
  48. Cleveland
  49. Central New Jersey
  50. Baltimore

Source: Ten-X   Article distribution: REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 102516

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Nashville ranks among The 8 Friendliest Places in the U.S.

Nashville ranks among The 8 Friendliest Places in the U.S.
Article by Daily Real Estate News | August 23, 2016

LiveOnTheGreen2015Southern hospitality still reigns. If you want to be around friendly people, head to Charleston, S.C. The city nabbed the first spot on Conde Naste Traveler’s 2016 Friendliest Cities in the U.S. — as well as its world list too.

The results are from the publication’s Readers’ Choice Awards survey, based on 128,000 travelers’ experiences with locals. As for the city that readers found to be the least friendly, Newark, New Jersey came out on top for the second year in a row.

Here are the eight cities in the U.S. that topped the publication’s friendliest places list:

  1. Charleston, South Carolina
  2. Park City, Utah
  3. Savannah, Georgia
  4. Nashville, Tennessee
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  7. Asheville, North Carolina
  8. Jackson, Wyoming

Source: “The 2016 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the U.S.,” Conde Nast Traveler (Aug. 11, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 082316

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Nashville Ranks Among 10 Best Cities to Work Remotely

AOL’s Daily Finance looks at what it considers the top-10 best cities for working remotely. 

The list reflects cities with more than 1 million people that offer educational resources, an abundance of public libraries, resources that encourage good health, low crime, and – in most cases – modest cost of living. Here are the winners: 

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Cincinnati, OH
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. St. Louis, MO
  5. Cleveland, OH
  6. Pittsburgh, PA
  7. Charlotte, NC
  8. Kansas City, MO
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Milwaukee, WI

Source: Daily Finance (12/02/2010); blog distribution provided by Kenneth Bargers and Bargers Solutions residential real estate services located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nashville Area Ranks Top 10 for Real Estate to Appreciate

10 Markets Most Likely to Appreciate 

Forbes magazine turned to real estate research firm Local Market Monitor to figure out which markets have the greatest likelihood of price appreciation because they offer a mix of jobs weighted toward growth industries. 

These are the top markets, the research company concludes

  1. Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
  2. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
  3. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
  4. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.
  5. San Antonio, Texas
  6. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  7. Albuquerque, N.M.
  8. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo.
  9. Springfield, Mo.
  10. Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.

Source: Forbes, Francesca Levy (09/13/2010)

10 Most Recession-Proof U.S. Cities

The most recession-proof cities didn’t see home prices surge in the first place, says the MetroMonitor, a quarterly report released by Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program. 

MetroMonitor identified 21 large metro areas that have enjoyed robust economies and stable labor and housing markets in the last few years. 

“Most of these cities have some general characteristics in common,” says Howard Weil, author of the report and a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program. “They didn’t experience huge housing bubbles followed by a crash, and their economies weren’t rooted in the auto industry.” 

The top 10 stable cities identified by MetroMonitor are: 

  1. Albany, N.Y.
  2. Augusta, Ga.
  3. Austin, Texas
  4. Baton Rouge, La.
  5. Buffalo, N.Y.
  6. Columbia, S.C.
  7. Dallas
  8. Des Moines, Iowa
  9. El Paso, Texas
  10. Honolulu

Source: CNNMoney.com, Hibah Yousuf (06/24/2010)