In search of affordability, some consumers are showing a willingness to leave urban life behind. Some of the hottest housing markets are mid-range, inland markets, such as Boise, Idaho; McAllen, Texas; and Tucson, Ariz.
Nine out of 10 of the markets projected to show the most growth in 2020 are not on the coast, according to realtor.com®. That marks a notable change from last year, when four out of 10 markets were on or near the ocean.
Home sales and prices are projected to rise 2.4% and 3.1%, respectively, in the 10 hottest markets next year. For comparison, home sales and prices nationwide are projected to decrease 1.8% and 0.8%, respectively, in 2020.