Seattle No. 2 Hottest Housing Market in 2016

The 10 hottest housing markets in the country are topped by three cities where technology jobs are fueling the strong outlook, Zillow announced with the release of its predictions last week.

GeekWire reports the study looked at home value appreciation, low unemployment rates, and strong income growth to determine just how hot the market was. Denver tops the list, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth. The next six markets include Richmond, Va.; Boise, Idaho; Ogden, Utah; Salt Lake City; Omaha, Neb.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Portland, Ore.

“Trendy tech centers like San Francisco, Seattle and Denver hogged the spotlight in 2015. But this year, the markets that shine brightest will be those that manage to strike a good balance between strong income growth, low unemployment and solid home value appreciation,” Zillow chief economist Dr. Svenja Gudell said in a release. “As the job market continues to hum and opportunity becomes more widespread, the best housing markets are no longer limited to the coasts or one-industry tech towns. This year’s hottest markets have something for everyone, whether they’re looking for somewhere to raise a family or start their career.”

What's really exiting to me is the list of the predicted "hottest" neighborhoods in the Seattle area. Can you guess who tops the list here?

  1. Northwest Bellevue – 9.2 percent forecasted home value growth.
  2. University District and Holly Park – both with 8.3 percent forecasted home value growth.
  3. Olympic Manor – 8.2 percent forecasted home value growth.
  4. Fremont and South Delridge – both with 7.9 percent forecasted home value growth.
  5. Bryant – 7.7 percent forecasted home value growth.

Read the full article from GeekWire for more information.

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Posted on January 21, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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