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The 10 Crowning Markets of the Spring Season

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The 10 Crowning Markets of the Spring Season
Article by Daily Real Estate News | April 18, 2017

Which housing markets are emerging as top performers this spring season? Ten X, an online real estate marketplace vendor, factored in pricing, sales, affordability, permit activity, economic and demographic growth, and forward-looking data such as economic and population forecasts, to come up with a list of housing market champs for this spring.

They are listed below, along with year-over-year changes in seasonally adjusted median prices and sales of existing homes:

  1. Tampa, Florida
    Home prices: +13.12%
    Home sales: +7.31%
  2. Dallas, Texas
    Home prices: +10.64%
    Home sales: +2.94%
  3. Columbus, Ohio
    Home prices: +9.60%
    Home sales: +6.62%
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
    Home prices: +9.67%
    Home sales: +11.37%
  5. Jacksonville, Florida
    Home prices: +11.86%
    Home sales: +7.27%
  6. Nashville, Tennessee
    Home prices: +9.08%
    Home sales: +10.63%
  7. Raleigh, North Carolina
    Home prices: +8.56%
    Home sales: +7.95%
  8. Orlando, Florida
    Home prices: +7.31%
    Home sales: 7.95%
  9. Portland, Oregon
    Home prices: +11.12%
    Home sales: 9.29%
  10. Salt Lake City, Utah
    Home prices: +8.62%
    Home sales: +11.10%

Source: “The 15 Hottest Housing Markets of Spring ’17,” National Mortgage News (April 17, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 041817

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The Surprising Cities Gentrifying the Fastest

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The Surprising Cities Gentrifying the Fastest
Article by Daily Real Estate News | January 23, 2017

nashvillemelroseneighborhoodIn the late 1980s, many residents were moving out of Charleston, S.C.,’s Eastside neighborhood due to a lack of job opportunities. The area became depressed. But things are changing there and throughout America, as many cities are undergoing rapid gentrification due to escalating home prices. But modern urban gentrification can get complicated, urban planners say.

“It’s a trade-off,” says David Fiorenza, an urban economics professor at Villanova University. “Whole communities can be displaced. But people [also] can benefit from it, because home values and business values go up … and eventually, there will be more jobs and better schools.”

Realtor.com®’s research team analyzed cities whose populations were 50,000 or more between 2000 and 2015 and examined the U.S. Census Tracts of neighborhoods of 1,200 to 8,000 residents. The team focused on lower-income areas where home values had the potential for gentrification and then compared home values and residents’ income and education levels from 2000 to 2015 to find out which cities are seeing the most significant turnaround.

Realtor.com® noted the following cities are seeing the most gentrification lately:

  1. Charleston, SC
  2. Asheville, NC
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Portland, OR
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Nashville, TN
  7. Sacramento, CA
  8. Jersey City, NJ

Source: “The U.S. Cities That Are Gentrifying the Fastest – You’ll Never Guess No. 1,” realtor.com® (Jan. 23, 2017); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 012317

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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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Nashville among the 10 Best Cities for Home Owners

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Nashville among the 10 Best Cities for Home Owners
Article by Daily Real Estate News | September 02, 2016

HomeFrontFlagIt’s important that during a home search your clients consider what it would be like to live in a location and in housing where they can feel comfortable in the long-term.

Just buying a home should not be the ultimate endgame. “Successful ownership should be the goal,” says Lawrence Yun, chief economist with the National Association of REALTORS®.

To find the cities in the U.S. where owners had the best shot at successful long-term home ownership, Bankrate looked at a variety of factors including neighborhood characteristics, property taxes, utility costs, foreclosure rates, maintenance costs, affordability, energy costs, and more.

These are their picks for the 10 best cities for home owners:

  1. Portland
  2. Phoenix
  3. Atlanta
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  6. Indianapolis
  7. Salt Lake City
  8. Denver
  9. Louisville
  10. Nashville

Source: “The Best and Worst Cities for Homeowners,” Bankrate (Aug. 31, 2016); REALTOR® Magazine Online, Daily Real Estate News 090216

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Overpriced, Underpriced Housing Markets

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What are the most overvalued and undervalued housing markets in the country? The Local Market Monitor recently released a list for investors analyzing buying conditions for real estate markets in the United States. 

Overall, Las Vegas was a city they flagged as the worst — or “frankly dangerous,” as they referred to it. They said the city is not only one of the most undervalued housing markets in the country but is also considered one of the worst housing buys. Orlando, Fla., was another city the Local Market Monitor considered a bad investment city. 

Las Vegas’ median home price is less than $145,000–a drop of more than half in its median home price since its housing peak days. The Local Market Monitor says Las Vegas is also nearly 30 percent less than what would be considered fair market value. Both Las Vegas and Orlando have been plagued with high inventories of homes due to overbuilding from a few years ago, and also are two of the hardest hit areas for foreclosures. 

Here’s a list of the most overpriced housing markets and the percentage they are overvalued by, according to the report: 

  1. Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.: 26% ($418,416 median home price)
  2. Los Angeles: 24% ($368,056 median home price)
  3. Portland, Ore.: 24% ($240,912 median home price)
  4. Anaheim, Calif.: 23% ($449,396 median home price)
  5. Edison, N.J.: 20% ($286,900 median home price)

Here is a list of the top 5 most undervalued markets: 

  1. Las Vegas: -27% ($144,636 median home price)
  2. Akron, Ohio: -22% ($155,673 median home price)
  3. Cleveland: -21% ($154,674 median home price)
  4. Warren, Mich.: -21% ($111,114 median home price)
  5. McAllenn, Texas: -20% ($131,871 median home price)

View a complete list of overvalued and undervalued cities.

Source: “America’s Most Overvalued – and Undervalued – Cities,” CNNMoney.com (Jan. 10, 2011); blog distribution provided by Kenneth Bargers and Bargers Solutions residential real estate services located in Nashville, Tennessee

Sellers Aren’t Cutting Prices

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The number of home sellers listing on Zillow.com who lowered their prices in August was unchanged from July, the first time in five months that price cuts weren’t on the rise. 

The median price cut was 7 percent in August, unchanged from July, Zillow calculates. 

The largest price cuts were in the Tucson, Ariz., and Portland, Ore., metro areas. Home sellers reduced prices 39.5 percent in Tucson and 38.7 percent in Portland. 

Source: Reuters News, Julie Haviv (09/03/2010)

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