Top 10 Markets for 2015

Predictions from Realtor.com economist Jonathan Smoke

The New Year is the best time to think about what’s on the horizon in all industries: fashion, art, music, global politics, and, real estate, to name a few.  We admit, it got us kind of amped when, last month, Realtor.com® Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke shared his top ten markets for 2015. Each one landed on the list because it has a combination of elements that make it ripe for big growth in the coming year. Some markets are in high demand inventory-wise, some have strong job markets, and others are drawing millennials. We’ve summed them up tidily for you.

Is your town on the list?


 Atlanta, GA – household growth and home sales growth

 Dallas, TX – household growth and volume of home sales

 Denver, CO – growth in home sales and demand exceeding supply

 Des Moines, IA – millennial share of households and millennial household growth

 Houston, TX – household growth, employment, and volume of home sales

 Los Angeles, CA – household growth and volume of sales

 Minneapolis, MN – millennial home owner growth and growth in new construction

 Phoenix, AZ – income growth and growth in new construction

 San Jose, CA – income growth and demand exceeding supply

 Washington, DC – household growth and demand exceeding supply

 For more detailed information (we’re talking really detailed information) on Jonathan Smoke’s predictions, peep this video on Realtor.com.

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Elizabeth Salaam
Along with her work as Senior Contributing Writer for Girl's Guide, Elizabeth Salaam writes for the San Diego Reader. Her work has also been published in Elle Magazine. | Most inspired by: Contradictions. | Favorite room in my home: The Master suite. The windows have views for days! | Best design idea I may never do: Adorn my enclosed toilet room with library book wallpaper and a chandelier. | Will never: Bungee jump. | Have always been: Rebellious. | Dying to: Live in a Paris flat with herringbone wood floors.
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