Job opportunities drive the list of hottest U.S. markets, according to Zillow

 

Great news for investors in Orlando multifamily real estate: the City Beautiful has been named the #2 hottest housing market for 2019 by Zillow.

Despite a slight cooldown in the U.S. housing market in general, the success of the top performers has been fueled by rapid home value and rent appreciation, the abundance of job opportunities, income growth and low unemployment.

 

San Jose took the #1 position, with the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, still-climbing household income and enduring housing cost appreciation. However, housing affordability proves to be a continuing challenge, and many skilled workers are looking to leave California in search of more affordable states that still offer a robust tech community.

 

Orlando’s #2 position on the hottest housing market list is thanks to a booming job market—with the fifth-most job openings per person of all major markets—and reasonable rent prices, in spite of the fact that the city’s 3.1% year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 1.0% (source: ApartmentList). This healthy rent growth from last year means a healthy return on investment for multifamily investors.

 

In other Florida markets, Jacksonville also made the list, with reasonable rent averages and good population growth.

 

The top ten markets in full:

 

#1: San Jose, CA

Median Home Value: $1,251,200

Median Rent: $3,521

Household Income: $117,474

Population Growth: 1.0%

 

#2: Orlando, FL

Median Home Value: $233,700

Median Rent: $1,472

Household Income: $55,089

Population Growth: 2.8%

 

#3: Denver, CO

Median Home Value: $403,800

Median Rent: $2,075

Household Income: $76,643

Population Growth: 1.2%

 

#4: Atlanta, GA

Median Home Value: $215,000

Median Rent: $1,411

Household Income: $65,381

Population Growth: 1.6%

 

#5: Minneapolis, MN

Median Home Value: $265,200

Median Rent: $1,659

Household Income: $76,856

Population Growth: 1.4%

 

#6: San Francisco, CA

Median Home Value: $953,000

Median Rent: $3,417

Household Income: $101,714

Population Growth: $1.0%

 

#7: Dallas, TX

Median Home Value: $237,800

Median Rent: $1,611

Household Income: $67,382

Population Growth: 2.3%

 

#8: Nashville, TN

Median Home Value: $252,200

Median Rent: $1,499

Household Income: $63,939

Population Growth: 2.1%

 

#9: Jacksonville, FL

Median Home Value: $208,200

Median Rent: $1,357

Household Income: $58,709

Population Growth: 1.8%

 

#10: San Diego, CA

Median Home Value: $592,800

Median Rent: $2,573

Household Income: $76,207

Population Growth: 0.6%

Source: Zillow Data

 

You can read the full report from Zillow here.

 

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