The top 20 most in-demand housing markets in America for September

Posted: 29 September 2017 4:56 pm
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California is wildly popular among buyers and sellers.

After maintaining its position as the top-performing housing market in the US for months, the waterfront town of Vallejo in Solano County has been edged out by fellow Californian cities San Jose and San Francisco.

The latest rankings of the “hottest housing markets in America” reveals 11 of California’s popular metropolitan areas were listed within the top 20 best-performing markets for the month of September.

The monthly rankings highlight cities that see speedy sales transactions and high buyer demand.

San Jose took the number one position in September, followed by San Francisco and Vallejo in third.

Indiana’s Fort Wayne, California’s San Diego, Stockton, Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Modesto, and Detroit, Michigan rounded out the remainder of the top ten rankings.

The average time on the market for US properties in September was 69 days, according to, eight days less than the same period last year. The median listing price was $274,000, up 10% year-on-year.

However, the supply of homes for sale declined year-over-year. For-sale housing inventory fell 1% between August and September, and sits 9% lower than September 2016, after an already sizeable decline from 2015. chief economist Danielle Hale commented that although days on the market and the number of new listings were typically below seasonal trend levels, “listing views per property continue to move higher”.

America’s 20 hottest markets for real estate in September 2017:

1. San Jose, California
2. San Francisco, California
3. Vallejo, California
4. Fort Wayne, Indiana
5. San Diego, California
6. Stockton, California
7. Santa Rosa, California
8. Sacramento, California
9. Modesto, California
10. Detroit, Michigan
11. Columbus, Ohio
12. Dallas, Texas
13. Denver, Colorado
14. Oxnard, California
15. Fresno, California
16. Nashville, Tennesse
17. Boise, Idaho
18. Colorado Springs, Colorado
19. Boston, Massachusetts
20. Los Angeles, California

National real estate data for August shows existing-home sales fell for the fourth time in just five months, while sales pace in the South and West regions lost steam after making modest gains in July.

Despite the number of building permits for privately-owned dwellings increasing in August, housing starts and completions reduced month-on-month.

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