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The 10 Hottest US Housing Markets of 2022

June 14, 2022

Real estate experts predict the top 10 housing markets for 2022. Did your city make the cut?

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What Makes 'Em Hot, Anyway?

The tech industry reached new heights in 2020 and the economics team predicted tech hub cities will continue to grow and thrive in the coming year. Their real estate experts determined their top-10 housing market predictions for 2022 by examining tech hubs with strong job markets, considering affordable alternative cities over popular metros, and state capitals that offer buyers more bang (read: square footage) for their buck.

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10. Tampa Metro Area

Tampa's scenic Bayshore Boulevard is a popular spot for walking and running. Compared to pricey cities like New York, where average home prices are 600K+, in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater area you can enjoy no state income taxes and home prices that average $348,849.

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9. Worcester, Massachusetts, Metro Area

Historic downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, oozes New England charm. The metro area of Worcester, Massachussetts-Connecticut has had an 8.4% year-over-year rise in home sales in 2022.

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8. Seattle Metro Area

The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area have seen a 9.6% year-over-year growth in home sales in 2022, according to

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