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15 Hottest Markets at the Close of 2021

January 25, 2022

The top housing markets in the country spread across 14 states, reflecting Americans’ willingness to search far and wide for housing affordability. Realtor.com®’s latest rankings reflect the market demand and where homes sell the fastest.

Manchester-Nashua, N.H., returned to the top spot in the December 2021 index. The area ranked as the hottest housing market eight times last year.

“In recent months, [as] pricey West Coast markets lost some appeal due to a combination of affordability concerns and work-from-home flexibility, activity has spread out across the country,” realtor.com® says in its study.

The 15 hottest housing markets in December, according to realtor.com®’s list, are:

1. Manchester-Nashua, N.H.
  • Median list price: $447,400
  • Median days on the market: 38
2. Burlington, N.C.
  • Median list price: $295,000
  • Median days on the market: 35
3. Rochester, N.Y.
  • Median list price: $199,000
  • Median days on the market: 39
4. Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Median list price: $232,450
  • Median days on the market: 40

5. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Calif. 

  • Median list price: $914,000
  • Median days on the market: 42
6. Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif.
  • Median list price: $585,000
  • Median days on the market: 37
7. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Median list price: $1.397 million
  • Median days on the market: 44
8. Raleigh, N.C.
  • Median list price: $419,900
  • Median days on the market: 33
9. La Crosse-Onalaska, Wis.-Minn.
  • Median list price: $282,500
  • Median days on the market: 43

10. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.

  • Median list price: $507,000
  • Median days on the market: 44

11. Topeka, Kan.

  • Median list price: $172,200
  • Median days on the market: 43

12. Worcester, Mass.-Conn.

  • Median list price: $387,450
  • Median days on the market: 44

13. Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Median list price: $492,531
  • Median days on the market: 35

14. Springfield, Mass.

  • Median list price: $312,500
  • Median days on the market: 44

15. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, N.C.

  • Median list price: $275,000
  • Median days on the market: 45

View the full list of the 20 hottest housing markets in December 2021 at realtor.com®.

Source: 
December 2021 Hottest Housing Markets,” realtor.com® (Jan. 20, 2022)