Looking to make a fresh start in a new city this year? According to Forbes.com, 10 U.S. cities are ripe for a real estate boom in 2017 due to factors which include high affordability, strong job growth, low vacancy rates, home searches on Trulia.com. Want to see which cities made the cut? Watch and read below:
Tampa–St. Petersburg, FL: Job growth in the Big Guava
Another Florida metro region joins the list with Tampa, FL. “With major developments like the Vinick-Cascade project being built in downtown Tampa, major jobs are being created,” explains Terry Knight, a Realtor with Keller Williams in south Tampa. Plus, with the University of South Florida and University of Tampa in the area, education jobs are a prominent part of the employment possibilities for those looking to move to the area. To find Beazer homes in the Tampa area, click here.
Charleston, SC: High affordability in the Lowcountry
There’s good reason Charleston, SC is consistently named a top city to live in the U.S. by the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler — not only is the city charming and clean, but it also boasts a fantastic culinary scene, proximity to the ocean, and a rich history and culture. But beyond the beauty of Charleston are the practical reasons to move here. “Organizations that have a global impact such as Boeing and Volvo have chosen to park their business in our backyard, and in doing so, have helped bolster employment opportunities and spurred our local economy,” explains Dan Garrison, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker. Plus, the area is high on the housing affordability index. “Charleston has already surpassed all of 2015 in total units sold as of the end of November, while overall inventory of homes remain low,” adds Garrison. “Recent data shows our region holds a median price of $240,000. Combined with still incredibly low interest rates, that makes this area still affordable, and most often, cheaper to own than rent.” To find Beazer homes in the Charleston area, click here.
Phoenix, AZ: Life’s a cinch in the Valley of the Sun
The country’s eighth-largest city has much to offer beyond its stunning geography and easy access to outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and more. “It’s easy living [here],” says Monique Walker, an agent with RE/MAX Excalibur. “Even though it’s one of the largest cities in the U.S., you can easily get around from one end of the city to the other without encountering traffic and congestion.” The true draw of Phoenix, AZ, though, is its affordability. “First-time homebuyers can find great inventory for homes in the $150,000 to $200,000 range,” says Walker. “While those looking for higher-end homes can easily find one in the $1 million-plus range. There’s a vast diversity in home prices, which is why Phoenix is appealing to so many people.” To find Beazer homes in the Phoenix area, click here.
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