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10 Cities That Have Changed the Most

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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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Target Markets for Investors in 2017

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Target Markets for Investors in 2017
Article by Daily Real Estate News | January 18, 2017

nashvilleskyline175x180For prime investment locations, it may be time to look South. Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor, a company that tracks more than 300 housing markets, to uncover the top cities for investors in the new year. The markets that dominate this year’s list reflect two major benefits: affordability and growth.

If you are planning on making an investment, either by buying a home or by buying a rental property, these are really good markets,” says Ingo Winzer, Local Market Monitor CEO. “These are markets where… you are probably going to get a good return and you are not taking an extraordinary risk.”

Dallas topped this year’s list. Home prices there average $233,000, up nearly 4 percent from a year ago. Yet, the city’s housing market is still considered underpriced by 3 percent compared to its historic average. Local Market Monitor predicts home prices in Dallas to increase 31 percent by 2020, due to a boom in job and population growth.

Here are the 15 cities investors could do particularly well in this year, according to the study:

  1. Dallas, TX: 31% (the percentage increase predicted for home prices by 2020)
  2. Jacksonville, FL: 30%
  3. Orlando, FL: 28%
  4. Seattle, WA: 26%
  5. West Palm Beach, FL: 26%
  6. Salt Lake City, UT: 25%
  7. Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL: 25%
  8. Nashville, TN: 24%
  9. Fort Worth, TX: 24%
  10. Grand Rapids, MI: 23%
  11. Sacramento, CA: 22%
  12. Charlotte, NC: 21%
  13. Raleigh, NC: 21%
  14. San Diego, CA: 21%
  15. Las Vegas, NV: 20%

Source: “Best Buy Cities: Where to Invest in Housing in 2017,” Forbes.com (Jan. 10, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 011817

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50 Markets Ranked: Where Does Yours Fall?

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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 among 5 Top Housing Markets for Jobs, Sales Growth

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Nashville among 5 Top Housing Markets for Jobs, Sales Growth
Article by realtor.com | September 2, 2016

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The creation of new jobs spurs household formation and leads to new construction and helps to boost consumer confidence. “When employment is strong and growing, consumers are more confident about their present and future,” writes Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist in his latest column. “When consumers are more confident, they are more likely to buy a home (or sell an existing home to buy another one).”

As such, realtor.com®’s research team identified five major markets that have seen the most growth in jobs and home sales over the past two years.

1 Portland, Oregon

  • Home sales growth over the past 2 years: 12%
  • Number of jobs created in 2 years: 94,000
  • Unemployment rate: 4.3%

2 Nashville, Tennessee

  • Home sales growth: 10%
  • Unemployment rate: 3.4%

3 Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Home sales growth: 11%
  • Number of jobs created: More than 75,000
  • Unemployment rate: 5.2%

4 Boise, Idaho

  • Home sales growth: up 13%
  • Number of jobs created: 17,000
  • Unemployment rate: 3.6%

5 Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Number of jobs created: 47,000
  • Unemployment rate: 4.6%

Source: “Labor Day Special: Celebrating 5 Markets With Awesome Job and Housing Growth,” realtor.com® (Sept. 1, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 090216

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Charming Move-in Ready Cottage: Home Owner or Investor’s Dream in Value-Trending Sylvan Heights!

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Nashville is Among Top Cities That Boast the ‘Best Value’

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Which cities offer the best value? Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recently ranked metro areas by best “value,” factoring in low cost of living, strong economies, and personal amenities.

The following are the six metro areas that topped its list, including each city’s unemployment rate, median household income, and cost-of-living index (the index is based on the national average of 100; cities with a score below 100 have a lower cost-of-living). To see the other factors that weighed Kiplinger’s decisions for the top 6 and to view the full list, visit the Kiplinger Web site.

1. Omaha, Nebraska
Unemployment rate: 4.6%
Cost-of-living index: 90.3
Median household income: $53,457

2. Charlotte, North Carolina
Unemployment rate: 10.4%
Cost of living index: 93
Median household income: $53,168

3. Nashville, Tennessee
Unemployment rate: 8.5%
Cost of living index: 90.7
Median household income: $51,352

4. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Unemployment rate: 9.3%
Cost-of-living index: 92.0
Median household income: $56,576

5. Knoxville, Tennessee
Unemployment rate: 7.7%
Cost-of-living index: 89.7
Median household income: $45,727

6. Lexington, Kentucky
Unemployment rate: 7.8%
Cost-of-living index: 89.1
Median household income: $48,158

Source: “10 Best Value Cities for 2011,” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (July 2011); Daily Real Estate News (July 26, 2011); Blog distribution provided by Kenneth Bargers and Bargers Solutions, a proud member of Pilkerton Realtors, residential real estate services located in Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Ranks Among 10 Best Cities to Work Remotely

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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.

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