LAKELAND, Fla. — While the real estate market is slowing down, Realtor.com has found that some housing markets are still expected to be white-hot in 2019.
- List of top 10 superstar metropolitan areas in 2019
- Report founded by Realtor.com
- Lakeland, Florida tops the list
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The real estate agency put together a list of top 10 superstar metropolitan areas, where both the number of sales and prices are expected to jump in 2019.
According to the report, the number of overall home sales is predicted to decrease by 2 percent nationally, after years of steady climbs.
Meanwhile, prices, which have been steadily zooming up over the past few years, will rise only by a paltry 2.2 percent — thanks to already meteoric prices in many parts of the country, along with the rising mortgage interest rates and tax changes pricing more buyers out of the market.
The markets expected to do well all have extremely strong economies with new residents moving in, and most are relatively affordable, according to Realtor.com.
The area to top the list in 2019 is Lakeland, Florida, followed by Grand Rapids, Michigan, and El Paso, Texas.
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