The 25 Best Housing Markets for Prospective Buyers in 2016

Cities in these two states dominate WalletHub’s ranking of the year’s best real estate markets.

If you’re pondering a move, consider Texas or Colorado first.

Cities in those two states dominate WalletHub’s ranking of the year’s best real estate markets, which was released this week.

Of the 25 highest-ranked cities, 10 are in Texas and seven are in Colorado.

For the ranking, WalletHub examined 300 cities ranging from small (fewer than 150,000 people) to large (more than 300,000 people). The financial data site analyzed each city based on 16 factors, such as home sale turnover rates and housing affordability.

Each city was then scored on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the healthiest housing market. The scores of the 300 cities examined ranged from 86.76 for Frisco, Texas, to 28.52 for Newark, New Jersey.

The three highest-ranked cities — which also are the only cities to earn a score in the 80s — are all in Texas. Following Frisco is McKinney (with a score of 83.87) and Richardson with (80.95).

The top 25 cities are:

  1. Frisco, Texas
  2. McKinney, Texas
  3. Richardson, Texas
  4. Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Allen, Texas
  7. Overland Park, Kansas
  8. Thornton, Colorado
  9. Plano, Texas
  10. Arvada, Colorado
  11. Denver
  12. Denton, Texas
  13. Greeley, Colorado
  14. Nashville
  15. Lincoln, Nebraska
  16. Cary, North Carolina
  17. Carrollton, Texas
  18. Seattle
  19. Boise, Idaho
  20. Irvine, California
  21. Fort Collins, Colorado
  22. Aurora, Colorado
  23. Fort Worth, Texas
  24. Irving, Texas
  25. Westminster, Colorado

At the bottom of the ranking of 300 cities is Detroit at No. 298. It is followed by Paterson and last-place Newark, both in New Jersey. To view the complete ranking, visit WalletHub.com.

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