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Old 03-21-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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This is from LendingTree and is for the 100 biggest metro areas: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mos...al-homebuyers/

More areas are listed below. Any surprises either way?
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Des Moines leading the way? Not shocked regarding the Florida cities. Old people and expensive.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:49 PM
 
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Most popular:
Des Moines
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
Lansing
Fort Wayne
Grand Rapids
Scranton
Youngstown
Minneapolis

Least popular:
Sarasota
Fort Myers
Honolulu
Palm Bay
Las Vegas
Lakeland
Tucson
Reno
Tampa
Albuquerque

I don't really see anything surprising. Midsized Midwestern metros tend to dominate lists like this because of their more affordable entry level housing. I wouldn't have expected to see Minneapolis in the top 10, nor would I have Pittsburgh based on my impression. I would expect this to look different in a year with places like Grand Rapids falling out of the top 10 as population growth has outpaced growth of new housing over the last two years, leading to a huge inventory crunch, and a brutally cutthroat sellers market.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Hell yea, Minneapolis.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Des Moines leading the way? Not shocked regarding the Florida cities. Old people and expensive.
Also, why buy a house that will inevitable end up underwater?
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Youngstown ... Scranton... ? o_O
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I keep seeing old high school/college friends on social media moving to, getting jobs, and buying homes in Des Moines. Makes sense to have this back up the trend. I think Iowa in general is really becoming to new cool spot to move to. I'd move there given the right job opportunity...actually have had many, but this was before I had opportunities in Minneapolis and Denver.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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Most popular:
Des Moines
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
Lansing
Fort Wayne
Grand Rapids
Scranton
Syracuse
Youngstown
Minneapolis

Least popular:
Sarasota
Fort Myers
Honolulu
Palm Bay
Las Vegas
Lakeland
Tucson
Reno
Tampa
Albuquerque

I don't really see anything surprising. Midsized Midwestern metros tend to dominate lists like this because of their more affordable entry level housing. I wouldn't have expected to see Minneapolis in the top 10, nor would I have Pittsburgh based on my impression. I would expect this to look different in a year with places like Grand Rapids falling out of the top 10 as population growth has outpaced growth of new housing over the last two years, leading to a huge inventory crunch, and a brutally cutthroat sellers market.
Yeah, out of the top 10 list, Minneapolis seems to be the biggest surprise
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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I will never live in a place outside of the south. Have no interest in living in the north, or anywhere else.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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I guess millennials don't care about the cold, snowy winters lol.

Really surprised to see upstate NY cities on that list.
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