After analyzing 20 micro-market characteristics for 250 housing markets across the country, Housing Predictor
has identified the top-25 cities that are expected to have the best housing appreciation rates in 2010. Characteristics studied include income levels, employment trends and changes, school enrollment, business trends, regional political influences, real estate sales history and current housing market velocity.
Driven by bargain prices, four Ohio cities occupy the top four positions on the list—Cleveland (10.4 percent growth), Columbus (9.4 percent), Cincinnati (8.8 percent) and Toledo (6.5 percent).
Rounding out the top 10 are: Lafayette, La. (5.4 percent), Des Moines, Iowa (5.1 percent), Arlington, Va. (4.8 percent), Juneau, Alaska (4.2 percent), Davenport, Iowa (4.2 percent) and Baton Rouge, La. (4.0 percent).
Ohio (four rankings), Iowa (3) and Louisiana (3) lead the list of 12 states that represent the top-25 cities. Overall, 44 out of the 250 markets examined by Housing Predictor are currently forecast to experience housing appreciation in 2010.
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