2017 in Review: 20 Hottest Markets This Year

December 21, 2017

California housing markets were the all-stars in 2017, claiming more than half of the top 20 spots for booming markets this year.

But recent wildfires in the state may be taking a toll. Santa Rosa, which faced destructive blazes this fall, dropped seven spots and fell out of the top 10, landing at number 16 on realtor.com®’s top housing market list for 2017.

Realtor.com®’s research team identified the hottest metro housing markets in the country by the places that attract the most listing views at its site and where listings are spending the fewest days on the market.

The hottest markets of 2017 are:

  1. Vallejo, Calif.
  2. San Francisco
  3. San Jose, Calif.
  4. Sacramento, Calif.
  5. Stockton, Calif.
  6. San Diego
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  9. Dallas
  10. Denver
  11. Detroit
  12. Modesto, Calif.
  13. Yuba City, Calif.
  14. Fort Wayne, Ind.
  15. Boston
  16. Santa Rosa, Calif.
  17. Oxnard, Calif.
  18. Fresno, Calif.
  19. Midland, Texas
  20. Kennewick, Wash.

Source: “The Hottest Real Estate Markets of 2017: Who Gained Big, Who Fell Hard,” realtor.com® (Dec. 21, 2017)