Target Markets for Investors in 2017

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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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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Where Millennial Home Ownership Thrives

Where Millennial Home Ownership Thrives
Article by Daily Real Estate News | October 05, 2015

Realtor-comDespite claims that millennials are just a “generation of renters,” this generation is showing itself as being just as interested in buying homes as other age groups, according to realtor.com® research.

“People who believe that millennials are disinterested in home ownership are grossly mistaken,” says Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. “This generation hit the job market during one of the largest recessions of all time, and Millenial-Financial-Profilethey’ve had to work hard to establish credit and save for a down payment. With the older segment just beginning to enjoy living the life that drives home ownership—including marriage and children—now is the most appropriate time for them to consider home ownership. And that’s exactly what the latest numbers are showing.”

Indeed, nearly 65 percent of millennials between the ages of 21 to 34 spent time on real estate websites and apps in August, according to realtor.com®’s analysis. What’s more, “older” millennials – between the ages of 25 to 34 are 70 percent more likely than the average adult to look for a home to buy on realtor.com®.

Which markets are they targeting? Realtor.com® recently identified the top 10 areas where millennials are the most represented among mortgage borrowers – accounting for 44 to nearly 60 percent of all mortgages for home purchases.

  1. Des Moines, Iowa
  2. Provo, Utah
  3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  5. Lafayette, Louisiana
  6. Grand Rapids, Michigan
  7. Madison, Wisconsin
  8. Clarksville, Tennessee
  9. New Orleans, Louisiana
  10. Shreveport, Louisiana

Source: “Top 10 Markets for Millennials Seeking a Home,” realtor.com® (Sept. 30, 2015); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 100515

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