U.S. News Reveals Best Places to Live List U.S. News & World Report article by Daily Real Estate News | April 11, 2018
Austin, Texas, ranked number one for the second year in a row as the top place to live in the United States, according to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks the 125 largest metros based on affordability, employment prospects, and quality of life each year.
“When deciding on a place to settle down, it’s important to understand that where a person lives can impact their well-being,” says Kim Castro, executive editor at U.S. News. “The top-ranked places are areas where citizens can feel the most fulfilled socially, physically, and financially.”
10 Cities That Have Changed the Most Article by Daily Real Estate News | October 23, 2017
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:
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Raleigh, North Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Charlotte, North Carolina
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).
50 Markets Ranked: Where Does Yours Fall? Article by Daily Real Estate News | October 25, 2016
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.
Nashville ranks among The 8 Friendliest Places in the U.S. Article by Daily Real Estate News | August 23, 2016
Southern 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:
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:
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Source: Daily Finance (12/02/2010); blog distribution provided by Kenneth Bargers and Bargers Solutions residential real estate services located in Nashville, Tennessee.
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:
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: