Here They Are: The Top 20 Markets for June

June 23, 2016

The overall residential housing market is heating up this summer, but a markets in a few cities across the country are in a league of their own, notes Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist.

Realtor.com®’s research team identified the hottest markets by factoring in which ones had the most views per listing on its website and saw the quickest inventory movement. In these markets, homes are selling 20 to 38 days faster than the rest of the U.S.

Once again, California dominates this month’s list, but eight other states are also represented (Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Washington, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire). Seasonality is a big factor in this month’s rankings, Smoke notes.

“This is a peak time for people to be buying vacation homes in Michigan, because the weather is perfect,” Smoke says. “California markets tend to be fairly consistent—we don’t see huge changes.”

Source: “America’s 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets for June 2016,” realtor.com® (June 23, 2016)