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Hot housing markets in 2022

The popularity of remote working has given people flexibility to choose where they live and how often they relocate, which can significantly expand the possibilities when you’re in the market for a home. Alerus’ analysis of the hottest housing markets provides insight into trends.

Whether you’re searching for a new home, a second home, or an investment property, you may want to focus on a market where prices are on the rise and demand is expected to stay strong for some time. Consider Realtor.com’s Top 10 picks for large markets poised to grow in 2022, based on combined yearly percentage growth in home sales and anticipated 2022 prices.

Top 10 markets for growth

Source: Realtor.com

  1. Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. Boise, Idaho
  3. Spokane – Spokane Valley, Washington
  4. Indianapolis – Carmel – Anderson, Indiana
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. Providence – Warwick, Rhode Island – Massachusetts
  7. Greenville – Anderson – Mauldin, South Carolina
  8. Seattle – Tacoma – Bellevue, Washington
  9. Worcester, Massachusetts – Connecticut
  10. Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater, Florida

Looking for a place where you know everyone on your street and “friendly” is a common description of the town? Neighbor.com has identified the most neighborly cities in the country, based on charitable giving, volunteerism, happiness, and other factors.

Top 10 Most Neighborly Metros

Source: Neighbor.com

  1. Madison, Wisconsin
  2. Rochester, New York
  3. Portland, Oregon
  4. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  5. Des Moines, Iowa
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Or perhaps the freedom to live anywhere has you searching for the happiest place you can find? Only you know what will make you truly happy, but Wallethub.com put together a list of 30 general key indicators, which they used to identify the happiest cities in the country.

Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Source: Wallethub.com

  1. Fremont, California
  2. Columbia, Maryland
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. San Jose, California
  5. Irvine, California
  6. Madison, Wisconsin
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Overland Park, Kansas
  9. Huntington Beach, California
  10. San Diego, California
  11. Fargo, North Dakota
  12. Minneapolis, Minnesota