Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Not on 20 Hottest Real Estate Markets List

We were shocked to read this. Realtor.com listed its 20 hottest Real Estate markets and they are as follows:

1. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado

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2. San Francisco-Oakland-Haywood, California

3. San Jose-Sunnyville-Santa Clara, California

4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

5. Vallejo-Fairfield, California

6. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts

7. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

8. Santa Rosa, California

9. Ann Arbor, Michigan

10. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Michigan

11. San Diego-Carlsbad, California

12. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden, California

13. Boulder, Colorado

14. Fargo, North Dakota, Minnesota

15. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California

16. Austin-Round Rock, Texas

17. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California

18. Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire

19. Columbus, Ohio

20. Stockton-Lodi, California

Absent on this list is any metropolitan area in the southeast. In fact, there is only one metropolitan area on the entire east coast and that is Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire. While it is understandable that Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill cannot be on every list how is it possible that not a single city in the southeast is represented. At the opposite end of the spectrum is California. There are 10 California major metropolitan areas on the list with a handful being in southern California. Even with all the congestion, traffic and car accidents in California Realtor.com feels as if the housing market is extremely hot and people want to move to this part of the country. While the weather is gorgeous there are other parts of life in California that are not as appealing as the east coast.

We will allow the numbers and metrics to determine the hottest markets in the country. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill has a population of highly educated individuals and the climate is very moderate. In our opinion, this is one of the greatest places to live in the entire United States.