Calif. Dethroned as Hottest Housing Market

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

California does not dominate realtor.com®’s hottest housing markets list for this month—the first time in years. Each month, realtor.com® ranks the top metro areas where homes sell the fastest and where home buyers are searching the most for listings at its site.

California has continually dominated the rankings. In March, the Golden State had 11 of the top 20 markets. But in April, that number shrank to just six. It’s the lowest number of California cities to make the rankings since 2013, the year realtor.com® began doing its monthly “hot market” tracking lists.

This month, San Francisco dropped from its number-one spot to number three, as Midland, Texas, jumped from number five to the top spot in the rankings.

Nine other states were represented in realtor.com®’s April rankings: Texas, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, Colorado, Washington, Ohio, Idaho, and Wisconsin.


The markets on realtor.com®’s hottest housing list see homes sell, on average, 17 to 40 days faster than the rest of the U.S. The following 20 housing markets were the top performers this month, according to realtor.com®:

  1. Midland, Texas
  2. Boston, Mass.
  3. San Francisco, Calif.
  4. Columbus, Ohio
  5. Vallejo, Calif.
  6. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  7. Racine, Wis.
  8. Sacramento, Calif.
  9. Stockton, Calif.
  10. Ann Arbor, Mich.
  11. San Jose, Calif.
  12. Rochester, N.Y.
  13. Spokane, Wash.
  14. Boise City, Idaho
  15. Santa Cruz, Calif.
  16. Detroit, Mich.
  17. Odessa, Texas
  18. Dallas, Texas
  19. Buffalo, N.Y.
  20. Worcester, Mass.

Source: “The Hottest Markets for U.S. Real Estate: Is California’s Reign Over?” realtor.com® (April 26, 2018)

About Dawn O'Neal

Dawn O'Neal - WASHINGTON - Realogics Sotheby's International Realty - Managing Broker CALIFORNIA - Independent Broker~Owner~REALTOR® GRI, CRS, LTG®, RRC®, PMN® ASP®, e-PRO®, SRES®, CIPS, TRC®,SFR®, CHS®, CDPE®, Ombudsman and Trained in Negotiations & Mediation from Pepperdine University School of Law I have been self employed since 1975, a REALTOR® since 1990. I am a member of the Sequim Association of REALTORS® IN WASHINGTON and WAR® plus Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® and CAR® in CALIFORNIA Plus NAR®. I work predominantly with residential clients, some commercial properties, 1031 exchanges, & extensively with Seniors. I have received many awards with RE/MAX and Realty World attaining both their top award of Hall of Fame & earned many designations. I love to work with clients in person or through emails & the Internet. Please visit my web page www.DawnOneal.com for a full profile, testimonials & my passion – Breakfast With Santa. CA DRE#01101500 WA License #26510 My Motto - Exceeding Expectations - ALWAYS!
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