Trulia’s Housing Economist Ralph McLaughlin compiled his list of 10 hot real estate markets to watch in 2016.
1. Grand Rapids-Wyoming
Why does this river city top the list for 2016? Well, Grand Rapids hits the sweet spot in terms of affordability and job growth; it ranks as the 14th-most affordable in the U.S. and 22nd-strongest in job growth over the past year.
Grand Rapids is home to the Fulton Street Farmers Market, in operation since 1922; today it hosts roughly 11,000 shoppers a week and boasts nearly 200 vendors. With a walkable downtown, a vibrant arts scene, and a rich food and craft brew culture, it’s easy to see why Grand Rapids is Trulia’s top city to watch in 2016.
- Source: Money By: Ginny Gaylor-Trulia Photo: Henryk Sadura