The pandemic has led to housing booms in some surprising places. As more jobs are able to be performed remotely, Americans are shifting their real estate priorities from homes in major cities to homes with more living space. Given this, the “hottest” markets in 2021 may not be what you expect.
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Realtor.com and the Wall Street Journal identified the top real estate markets of 2021 based on areas with strong housing demand, rising home prices, robust economies, plenty of good-paying jobs and amenities, like restaurants, bars and shops. According to Realtor.com, “the top markets are a mix of higher-end, outdoorsy, resort areas; smaller cities that have been growing at a breakneck pace; and places that provide a more affordable alternative to larger urban areas that are still just barely within commuting distance.”
Here are the top 10 emerging real estate markets of 2021 — plus, how much it will cost to live in each.
Last updated: June 9, 2021