20 Markets with Strongest Kickoff to 2017

20 Markets with Strongest Kickoff to 2017
realtor.com | January 26, 2017

nashvillesky175x200The time it has taken for homes to sell nationwide in January has decreased at a rate of 4 percent compared to a year ago, despite record-high housing prices, according to realtor.com®’s latest housing report.

“We saw evidence of a stronger-than-normal off season starting last September and October due to pent-up demand and surging interest from first-time buyers,” says realtor.com® chief economist Jonathan Smoke. “The downside to this strong off season is that we have started 2017 with a new low volume of available homes for sale and a new high for prices.”

Listing inventories are down 11 percent in January compared to a year ago. Also, the median list price for the month is an estimated $250,000 — 10 percent higher than January 2015, realtor.com® notes. Nevertheless, “the threat of rates approaching multiyear highs in the months ahead is creating a sense of urgency [among buyers],” Smoke says.

The following are the top-performing markets this month:

  1. San Francisco
  2. San Jose
  3. Vallejo
  4. Dallas
  5. San Diego
  6. Sacramento
  7. Yuba City
  8. Denver
  9. Stockton
  10. Fresno
  11. Oxnard
  12. Columbus
  13. Colorado Springs
  14. Nashville
  15. Detroit
  16. Modesto
  17. Los Angeles
  18. Tampa
  19. Santa Rosa
  20. Fort Wayne

Source: “The 20 Hottest Markets for U.S. Real Estate in January 2017,” realtor.com® (Jan. 26, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 012617

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The Hottest Housing Markets in December

The Hottest Housing Markets in December
Article by Daily Real Estate News

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Athena at the Parthenon (Nashville)

Demand among home buyers doesn’t seem to be decreasing heading into the winter months. The median list price remained the same from November to December, when usually it decreases.

The current median price reached a record high for December of $250,000, which is 9 percent higher than a year ago, according to realtor.com®’s latest housing report. Further, the median number of days that properties are staying on the market is about 88 days for December, which is five days faster than a year ago.

California cities continue to dominate some of the fastest housing markets, making up 12 of the top 20 markets. San Francisco continued to hold on to the number one spot for the fourth month in a row.

Realtor.com® analyzed markets to determine where homes are selling the fastest and buyers are checking out listings the most (based on realtor.com® views). Here are the 20 markets that topped its list for December:

  1. San Francisco CA
  2. Dallas TX
  3. Vallejo CA
  4. San Jose CA
  5. San Diego CA
  6. Denver CO
  7. Stockton CA
  8. Columbus OH
  9. Sacramento CA
  10. Detroit MI
  11. Yuba City CA
  12. Santa Rosa CA
  13. Fresno CA
  14. Colorado Springs CO
  15. Oxnard CA
  16. Fort Wayne IN
  17. Los Angeles CA
  18. Nashville TN
  19. Midland TX
  20. Modesto CA

Source: “America’s Hottest Markets for Real Estate in December,” realtor.com® (Dec. 22, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 122216

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November’s Hot List: The Top 20 Markets

November’s Hot List: The Top 20 Markets
Article by Daily Real Estate News | November 28, 2016

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Nashville, Tennessee

California real estate professionals are staying busy. Cities in California continue to dominate lists of the most booming housing markets in the country. But they’re not alone. Many markets across the country are seeing elevated sales this fall.

“After an eventful election, demand for real estate appears to be carrying momentum going into the holiday season,” says Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for realtor.com®. “We expect that to be put to the test, as mortgage rates sky rocket to new highs. But forecasts expect growth as we enter the new year, which should keep waves of buyers intent on entering the market.”

Inventory of homes for sale is down 5 percent in November from October, but the combo of low supply and high demand is keeping prices high, realtor.com® notes. The median list price nationwide remained at $250,000 for the fourth consecutive month, a new record for November.

Realtor.com® flagged the following 20 markets as the hottest in the country in November, where homes are selling the fastest and demand is highest (based on page views):

  1. San Francisco CA
  2. Dallas TX
  3. Vallejo CA
  4. Denver CO
  5. San Jose CA
  6. San Diego CA
  7. Stockton CA
  8. Fort Wayne IN
  9. Columbus OH
  10. Detroit MI
  11. Sacramento CA
  12. Boston MA
  13. Santa Rosa CA
  14. Fresno CA
  15. Modesto CA
  16. Billings MT
  17. Nashville TN
  18. Los Angeles CA
  19. Oxnard CA
  20. Colorado Springs CO

Source: “The 20 Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets for November 2016,” realtor.com® (Nov. 23, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 112816

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The Hot List: 20 Markets Soaring in September

The Hot List: 20 Markets Soaring in September
Article by Daily Real Estate News | September 30, 2016

realtordotcom-logoSeptember is shaping up to be the hottest fall in the last decade, according to realtor.com®’s latest housing report. Homes for sale in September are moving 4 percent more quickly than last year, despite prices zooming to record highs.

The median home price was $250,000 in September, about 9 percent higher than a year ago and marking a new high for September, realtor.com® reports.

“The fundamental trends we have been seeing all year remain solidly in place as we enter the slower time of the year,” says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com’s chief economist. A shortage of homes for sale on the market mixed with high demand is triggering price increases across many markets, he says.

So, which housing markets in September stood out the most? Realtor.com®’s data team factored in the number of days homes are spending on the market and the number of views that listings received at its site.

They pinpoints these cities as the hottest real estate markets in the nation in September — those in which inventories are moving 23 to 43 days more quickly than the national average, and listings are garnering 1.4 to 3.7 more views.

  1. San Francisco
  2. Vallejo
  3. Denver
  4. Dallas
  5. San Diego
  6. Stockton
  7. Fort Wayne
  8. Sacramento
  9. San Jose
  10. Waco
  11. Modesto
  12. Columbus
  13. Yuba City
  14. Detroit
  15. Santa Rosa
  16. Colorado Springs
  17. Santa Cruz
  18. Kennewick
  19. Nashville
  20. Grand Rapids

Source: “The Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets for September 2016,” realtor.com® (Sept. 29, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 093016

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August 2016’s 20 Hottest Housing Markets

August 2016’s 20 Hottest Housing Markets
realtor.com | August 25, 2016

NashvilleSkyBridge130x210Housing is sizzling in the last few weeks before the end of summer. According to Realtor.com®, it’s the “hottest August in a decade” for real estate.

Homes are selling 2 percent more quickly than a year ago and prices are reaching new highs. The median home was listed for $250,000 on realtor.com®, which is 8 percent higher than a year ago.

Realtor.com®’s research team did its annual checkup on housing markets across the country to identify which metros are seeing homes sell the fastest and garnering the most listing views (based on realtor.com® traffic). New cities added to its list this month included Kennewick, Wash., and Waco, Texas. Detroit also notably moved up in the rankings this month, up four spots to land in the top 10.

Here are the 20 real estate markets that topped realtor.com®’s list in August:

  1. Vallejo, California
  2. Dallas, Texas
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. San Francisco, California
  5. Stockton, California
  6. San Diego, California
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Waco, Texas
  9. Detroit, Michigan
  10. Sacramento, California
  11. Fort Wayne, Indiana
  12. Yuba City, California
  13. Modesto, California
  14. San Jose, California
  15. Fresno, California
  16. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  17. Santa Cruz, California
  18. Kennewick, Washington
  19. Santa Rosa, California
  20. Nashville, Tennessee

Source: “America’s 20 Hottest Markets for Real Estate in August 2016,” realtor.com® (Aug. 25, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 082516

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Nashville Among The 20 Hottest Housing Markets for July 2016

Nashville Among The 20 Hottest Housing Markets for July 2016
Article by Daily Real Estate News | July 28, 2016

ParthenonCornerJuly 2016 may end up as a month for the record books. According to new realtor.com® data, the U.S. is seeing the hottest July for home buying and selling in a decade.

“The best spring in a decade has transitioned into the hottest summer in a decade,” says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “Pent-up demand left over from tight supply for two years against the backdrop of mortgage rates remaining near three-year lows have encouraged buyers to keep active at a time when sales usually begin to decline.”

Smoke estimates that properties spent a median of 68 days on the market in July, and the median home price is $251,000, a record price for the month and 7 percent higher than a year ago.

In certain markets, housing markets are especially sizzling. Realtor.com®’s research team took a look at the number of days homes spent on the market, the measure of available supply, and the number of listing views on realtor.com® (to represent demand). They then identified the following 20 medium-to-large U.S. markets where homes are selling the fastest:

  1. Vallejo, CA
  2. Dallas, TX
  3. Denver, CO
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Stockton, CA
  6. Columbus, OH
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Santa Cruz, CA
  9. Sacramento, CA
  10. Santa Rosa, CA
  11. Yuba City, CA
  12. Modesto, CA
  13. Detroit, MI
  14. Fort Wayne, IN
  15. San Jose, CA
  16. Colorado Springs, CO
  17. Fresno, CA
  18. Eureka, CA
  19. Nashville, TN
  20. Ann Arbor, MI

Source: “America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for July 2016,” realtor.com® (July 28, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 072816

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The 20 Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets in January 2016

The 20 Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets in January 2016
Article by realtor.com | February 1, 2016

Nashville 101Nashville continues to be one of the nation’s hot real estate markets launching January 2016 as a very active month of residential home sales

After a December that was unseasonably balmy for a large swath of the East Coast, January saw a return to winter norms: frigid temperatures and mountains of snow (even in the drought-parched West, thanks to El Niño). Real estate markets around the country also followed the regular January pattern, according to realtor.com® data: fewer homes on the market, and those that are for sale move like semi-frozen molasses. But just like the seeds that are waiting to sprout once temperatures warm up (hey, is it April yet?), we’re seeing signs that buyers are getting ready to jump into the market this year when the time is right.

“Our initial readings on January affirm the positive growth we expect to see in the residential real estate market in 2016,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com. “Our traffic, searches and listing views exhibited the January ‘pop’ we saw last year, which made for a strong spring. In addition, a large number of prospective buyers have been telling us since the second half of 2015 that they plan to purchase in the spring and summer of 2016.”

For now, buyers have fewer choices than they will later in the year, but of course there’s also less competition. Smoke expects listing inventory for January to trend down 7% over December, following the usual winter pattern. The median age of inventory is now 100 days, which means it’s taking homes 6% longer to sell in January than in December, but that’s still 4% faster when compared with January 2015.

The median listing price for January is estimated at $227,000, remaining virtually flat over December, but still up 8% year over year.

By analyzing listing views and age of inventory in the nation’s largest markets, Smoke’s team was able to identify the top 20 that are beating the winter chill. Listings in these markets are viewed two to five times more often than the national average, and houses move 30 to 50 days more quickly than the rest of the U.S. They have also seen days on market drop by a combined average of 7% year over year.

San Francisco retains the first spot this month—again—as California maintains its dominance with seven of the top 10 markets. One surprise: Nashville is the biggest gainer, moving up six spots to end at No. 7. Also, Texas and Florida now feature multiple markets on the list. Overall, Florida real estate markets just keep getting hotter, and the state will give California a run for its money in 2016 as the warm-weather housing market to beat. Maybe.

The hot list

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. San Jose, CA
  3. Dallas, TX
  4. Vallejo, CA
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Sacramento, CA
  7. Nashville, TN
  8. Stockton, CA
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Los Angeles, CA
  11. Santa Rosa, CA
  12. Oxnard, CA
  13. Palm Bay, FL
  14. Yuba City, CA
  15. Modesto, CA
  16. Detroit, MI
  17. Midland, TX
  18. Santa Cruz, CA
  19. Tampa, FL
  20. Fort Wayne, IN

Source: Cicely Wedgeworth, realtor.com

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