The 20 hottest housing markets in America

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San Antonio boasts one of the hottest real estate markets in the country.
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Real estate is a competitive business. In some markets, if you don’t jump on a property you like right away, you risk losing it within days – or even hours.

A new study by Realtor.com found the hottest housing markets in country by zip code, measuring the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed.

Homes in the hottest zip codes go fast, selling in an average of 25 days – a full 53 days faster on average than the rest of the country, according to Realtor.com. These places also have a few crucial similarities: They tout strong job markets and are home to a large population of millennials, one of the largest generations in US history.

Notably, the top three places – Watauga, Texas; Pleasant Hill, California; and Northglenn, Colorado – are all located along the perimeter of major metro areas: Fort Worth, San Francisco, and Denver, respectively. These peripheral locations allow buyers to purchase relatively affordable homes within expensive metro areas, according to the report.

Read on to check out the 20 hottest housing markets in America by zip code.


20. 58103 — Fargo, North Dakota

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Population: 118,523

Median household income: $46,311

Median home listing price: $193,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 4,700


19. 49508 — Kentwood, Michigan

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Google Maps

Population: 51,357

Median household income: $49,201

Median home listing price: $148,000

Job growth in the past year: 3%

Jobs added in the past year: 8,600


18. 14625 — Rochester, New York

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Population: 209,802

Median household income: $30,784

Median home listing price: $203,000

Job growth in the past year: 1%

Jobs added in the past year: 3,600


17. 94585 — Suisun City, California

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Population: 29,492

Median household income: $71,306

Median home listing price: $327,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 3,300


16. 78749 — Austin, Texas

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Population: 931,830

Median household income: $55,216

Median home listing price: $360,000

Job growth in the past year: 4%

Jobs added in the past year: 24,000


15. 37214 — Nashville, Tennessee

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Population: 654,610

Median household income: $46,758

Median home listing price: $198,000

Job growth in the past year: 1%

Jobs added in the past year: 3,200


14. 95123 — San Jose

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Population: 1,026,908

Median household income: $83,787

Median home listing price: $725,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 16,000


13. 48072 — Berkley, Michigan

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Google Maps

Population: 15,268

Median household income: $70,625

Median home listing price: $229,000

Job growth in the past year: 3%

Jobs added in the past year: 16,000


12. 66204 — Overland Park, Kansas

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City of Overland Park, KS Government/Facebook

Population: 186,515

Median household income: $72,231

Median home listing price: $150,000

Job growth in the past year: 3%

Jobs added in the past year: 9,700


11. 40242 — Louisville, Kentucky

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Population: 615,366

Median household income: $44,806

Median home listing price: $187,000

Job growth in the past year: 1%

Jobs added in the past year: 4,000


10. 92104 — North Park, California (part of the broader San Diego area)

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North Park Main Street/Facebook

Population: 80,276

Median household income: $47,454

Median home listing price: $497,000

Job growth in the past year: 1%

Jobs added in the past year: 20,000


9. 97222 — Milwaukie, Oregon (part of the broader Portland area)

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City of Milwaukie/Facebook

Population: 20,830

Median household income: $55,827

Median home listing price: $309,000

Job growth in the past year: 4%

Jobs added in the past year: 7,600


8. 63126 — Crestwood, Missouri

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Population: 11,966

Median household income: $66,842

Median home listing price: $183,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 9,000


7. 01276 — Melrose, Massachusetts

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Google Maps

Population: 27,997

Median household income: $86,409

Median home listing price: $462,000

Job growth in the past year: 1%

Jobs added in the past year: 7,700


6. 94954 — Petaluma, California (part of the San Francisco Bay Area)

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Population: 60,438

Median household income: $80,590

Median home listing price: $596,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 4,000


5. 78247 — San Antonio

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Population: 1,469,485

Median household income: $46,317

Median home listing price: $184,000

Job growth in the past year: 3%

Jobs added in the past year: 23,000


4. 80916 — Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Storefront in Colorado Springs
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Population: 456,568

Median household income: $54,228

Median home listing price: $178,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 7,200


3. 80233 — Northglenn, Colorado (part of the broader Denver area)

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City of Northglenn Government/Facebook

Population: 39,197

Median household income: $53,616

Median home listing price: $278,000

Job growth in the past year: 3%

Jobs added in the past year: 7,900


2. 94523 — Pleasant Hill, California (part of the San Francisco Bay Area)

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City of Pleasant Hill – Government/Facebook

Population: 34,810

Median household income: $81,556

Median home listing price: $630,000

Job growth in the past year: 2%

Jobs added in the past year: 7,200


1. 76148 — Watauga, Texas (part of the broader Fort Worth area)

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City of Watauga, Texas Government/Facebook

Population: 24,525

Median household income: $61,716

Median home listing price: $137,000

Job growth in the past year: 3%

Jobs added in the past year: 28,000