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First Quarter 2013

      

Ranking of Best Markets for Real Estate Investment
   First Quarter 2013
   Source: Local Market Monitor
   Markets can be ranked as “low risk,” “medium risk,” “speculative” and “dangerous” depending on their numerical score of minus-ten to plus-ten based on population, job growth, unemployment, home price changes, the market’s equilibrium home price and the 12-month home price forecast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Low Risk
   Score range: 6 to 10

Medium Risk
   Score range: 3 to 5

Speculative
   Score range: 1 to 2

Dangerous
   Score range: -10 to 0
 

Abilene, TX 6

Akron, OH 3

Albany, GA 2

Atlantic City, NJ 0

Amarillo, TX 6

Albany, NY 3

Albuquerque, NM 2

Auburn, AL 0

Anchorage, AK 6

Alexandria, LA 5

Allentown, PA 2

Augusta, GA -2

Anniston-Oxford, AL 6

Ann Arbor, MI 5

Altoona, PA 1

Battle Creek, MI -4

Appleton,WI 6

Asheville, NC 3

Binghamton, NY 1

Brownsville,TX 0

Austin, TX 8

Athens, GA 4

Bridgeport, CT 2

Charleston, WV -1

Bakersfield, CA 6

Atlanta, GA 4

Buffalo-Niagra Falls, NY 1

Dalton, GA -3

Bellingham, WA 7

Baltimore, MD 3

Camden, NY 2

Destin, FL 0

Bethesda, MD 6

Bangor, ME 3

Charlottesville, VA 2

Decatur, IL -2

Billings, MT 6

Barnstable Town, MA 3

Cleveland, OH 2

Daytona Beach, FL 0

Bismarck, ND 10

Baton Rouge, LA 5

Columbia, SC 2

Dover, DE -1

Blacksburg, VA 7

Beaumont, TX 4

Detroit, MI 2

Johnson City, TN -1

Bloomington-Normal, IL 6

Bend, OR 3

Eau Claire, WI 1

Johnstown, PA 0

Boise, ID 8

Birmingham, AL 3

Edison, NJ 2

Kingston, NY 0

Boston, MA 6

Bloomington, IN 4

Erie, PA 2

Muskegon, MI -3

Boulder, CO 6

Bowling Green, KY 3

Gainsville, FL 1

Norwich, CT -4

Burlington, VT 6

Bremerton, WA 3

Gary, IN 2

Marietta, WV -1

Fort Myers, FL 6

Canton, OH 3

Glens Falls, NY 1

Port St. Lucie, FL -1

Cheyenne, WY 6

Cedar Rapids, IA 5

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 1

Providence, RI 0

Clarksville, TN 6

Champaign-Urbana, IL 4

Hagerstown, MD 2

Rockford, IL 0

Corpus Christi, TX 7

Charleston, SC 5

Hartford, CT 1

Saginaw, MI 0

Dallas, TX 7

Charlotte, NC 4

Hickory, NC 2

Salisbury, MD -4

Denver, CO 6

Chattanooga, TN 3

Jacksonville, FL 2

Sheboygan, WI 0

Dubuque, IA 6

Chicago, IL 3

Lake County, IL 2

South Bend, IN 0

Durham, NC 6

Chico, CA 3

Las Cruces, NM 1

Tallahassee, FL 0

Elkhart, IN 7

Cincinnati, OH 5

Manchester, NH 2

Tuscaloosa, AL -1

Fargo, ND 8

College Station, TX 5

Mansfield, OH 1

Vineland, NJ -1

Fayetteville, AR 8

Colorado Springs, CO 4

Milwaukee, WI 2

Winchester, VA -1

Florence, AL 6

Columbia, MO 5

Mobile, AL 1

 

Ft. Collins, CO 7

Columbus, GA 3

Murtle Beach, SC 1

 

Ft. Wayne, IN 6

Columbus, OH 5

Nassau, NY 2

 

Ft. Worth, TX 7

Davenport, IA 4

Newark, NJ 2

 

Grand Rapids, MI 6

Dayton, OH 4

New Haven, CT 2

 

Greely, CO 6

Decatur, AL 3

Benton Harbor, MI 1

 

Holland, MI 6

Des Moines, IA 4

Pensacola, FL 2

 

Honolulu, HI 6

Dothan, AL 3

Philadelphia, PA 2

 

Thibodaux, LA 6

Duluth, MN 4

Poughkeepsie, NY 2

 

Houston, TX 7

El Paso, TX 4

Prescott, AZ 2

 

Ithaca, NY 7

Eugene, OR 5

Pueblo, CO 2

 

Jonesboro, AR 6

Evansville, KY 3

Racine, WI 2

 

Kalamazoo, MI 6

Fayetteville, NC 4

Roanoke,VA 2

 

Lafayette, IN 6

Flagstaff, AZ 4

Rochester, NY 2

 

Lafayette, LA 8

Flint, MI 3

Rocky Mount, NC 2

 

Lake Charles, LA 6

Florence, SC 5

Salem, OR 2

 

Lexington, KY 6

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 4

Springfield, MA 1

 

McAllen, TX 6

Ft. Smith, AR 3

Springfield, OH 2

 

Merced, CA 6

Fresno, CA 4

Toledo, OH 1

 

Midland, TX 10

Gainsville, GA 5

Trenton, NJ 1

 

Modesto, CA 6

Grand Forks, ND 3

Utica, NY 2

 

Monroe, LA 6

Grand Junction, CO 3

Wheeling, WV 2

 

Morgantown, WV 6

Green Bay, WI 5

Winston-Salem, NC 1

 

Naples, FL 6

Greensboro, NC 3

Youngstown, OH 1

 

Odessa, TX 10

Greenville, NC 4

 

Ogden, UT 7

Greenville, SC 3

 

Oklahoma City, OK 7

Harrisburg, PA 3

 

Phoenix, AZ 8

Hattiesburg, MS 4

 

Provo, UT 7

Huntington, OH 4

 

St. George, UT 6

Huntsville, AL 4

 

St. Joseph, MO 6

Indianapolis, IN 5

 

 

Iowa City, IA 5

 

 

Jackson, MI 3

 

 

Jackson, MS 3

 

 

Jackson, TN 5

 

 

Janesville, WI 3

 

 

Joplin, MO 3

 

 

Kansas City, MO 3

 

 

Kennewick, WA 4

 

 

Killeen-Ft. Hood, TX 4

 

 

Kingsport, TN 3

 

 

Knoxville, TN 5

 

 

LaCrosse, WI 5

 

 

Lakeland, FL 3

 

 

Lancaster, PA 4

 

 

East Lansing, MI 3

 

 

Loredo, TX 3

 

 

Las Vegas, NV 4

 

 

Lima, OH 4

 

 

Lincoln, NE 5

 

 

Little Rock, AR 5

 

 

Longview, TX 5

 

 

Los Angeles, CA 5

 

 

Louisville, KY 5

 

 

Lubbock, TX 3

 

 

Lynchburg, VA 5

 

 

Macon,GA 4

 

 

Madison, WI 3

 

 

Medford, OR 5

 

 

Memphis, TN 3

 

 

Miami, FL 4

 

 

Minneapolis, MN 5

 

 

Missoula, MT 5

 

 

Montgomery, AL 3

 

 

Muncie, IN 4

 

 

Napa, CA 4

 

 

Nashville, TN 5

 

 

New Orleans, LA 5

 

 

White Plains, NY 3

 

 

Sarasota, FL 5

 

 

Oakland, CA 5

 

 

Ocala, FL 4

 

 

Olympia, WA 4

 

 

Omaha, NE 5

 

 

Orlando, FL 4

 

 

Oshkosh, WI 4

 

 

Oxnard, CA 5

 

 

Palm Bay, FL 5

 

 

Panama City, FL 3

 

 

Pascagoula, MS 5

 

 

Peabody, MA 4

 

 

Peoria, IL 3

 

 

Pittsburgh, PA 5

 

 

Portland, ME 3

 

 

Portland, OR 4

 

 

Raleigh, NC 4

 

 

Rapid City, SD 5

 

 

Reading, PA 3

 

 

Redding, CA 4

 

 

Reno, NV 5

 

 

Richmond, VA 3

 

 

Riverside, CA 3

 

 

Rochester, MN 5

 

 

Sacramento, CA 4

 

 

St. Cloud, MN 4

 

 

St. Louis, MO 3

 

 

Salinas, CA 5

 

 

San Diego, CA 5

 

 

Santa Ana, CA 4

 

 

Santa Barbara, CA 5

 

 

Santa Fe, NM 4

 

 

Savannah, GA 4

 

 

Scranton, PA 3

 

 

Shreveport, LA 4

 

 

Sioux City, SD 5

 

 

Spokane, WA 3

 

 

Springfield, IL 5

 

 

State College, PA 5

 

 

Syracuse, NY 4

 

 

Tacoma, WA 4

 

 

Tampa-St. Pete, FL 5

 

 

Topeka, KS 3

 

 

Valdosta, GA 5

 

 

Vallejo, CA 5

 

 

Norfolk, VA 3

 

 

Visalia, CA 4

 

 

Warner Robins, GA 3

 

 

Warren, MI 5

 

 

Waterloo, IA 4

 

 

Wausau, WI 4

 

 

West Palm Beach, FL 4

 

 

Wichita, KS 4

 

 

Wichita Falls, KS 5

 

 

Wilmington, DE 4

 

 

Wilmington, NC 3

 

 

Worcester, MA 3

 

 

Yakima, WA 3

 

 

York, PA 3

 

 

Yuma, AZ 4