10 Markets Where It's Best to be a Home Buyer

May 29, 2015

Home prices are on the rise and for-sale inventories are tight, but that doesn't mean that home buyers should necessarily expect to pay above a home's asking price. Of 315 counties studied, 186 – or 59 percent – saw homes sell on average for less than 100 percent of their estimated full market value, according to RealtyTrac’s April 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report.

RealtyTrac's report identified the following as the top housing markets for buyers:

  • St. Louis City, Mo.: 77% (sale price percentage market value)
  • Baltimore City, Md.: 78%
  • Beaver, Pa.: 82%
  • Bartow, Ga.: 84%
  • Chittenden, Vermont: 85%
  • Iredell, N.C.: 85%
  • Union, N.J.: 86%
  • Washington, Tenn.: 86%
  • Westmoreland, Pa.: 87%
  • Muscogee, Ga.: 87%

Source: RealtyTrac