FL Dominates Forbes’ Top Investment Cities List

FL Dominates Forbes’ Top Investment Cities List

Where should real estate investors put their money in 2016? Forbes teamed up with North Carolina-based data company Local Market Monitor to find out and produce its “2016 Best Buy Cities.” This year, FL dominates Forbes’ top investment cities list! Out of the top 20 housing markets to invest in this year, seven of these cities are in Florida. These include some of Metro City’s housing markets – Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa!

According to Forbes, Florida offers good values “where investors get the best bang for their housing buck, and where aspiring homeowners have the best prospects of making an economically sound purchase.”

Orlando took second place and was followed by six other Sunshine State cities. Among them, average home prices are highest in West Palm Beach (No. 19) at $285,000. Average home prices were lowest in Tampa (No. 14) at $193,000. The averages, though, have been accelerating at a rate of 9-14 percent in all of the Florida cities.

Florida’s domination of the list makes a lot of sense in light of the national economic recovery. “Since the national economy has stabilized and is growing again, the factors that prompt people to go to Florida have recovered,” says Ingo Winzer, founder and president of Local Market Monitor. See the full list of top investment cities below!

“Best-Buy” Markets for 2016 Housing

1. Grand Rapids

2. Orlando, Florida

3. San Antonio, Texas

4. Charlotte, North Carolina

5. Salt Lake City

6. Dallas

7. Austin, Texas

8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

9. Seattle

10. Cape Coral, Florida

11. Indianapolis

12. North Port, Florida

13. Nashville, Tennessee

14. Tampa, Florida

15. Charleston, South Carolina

16. Denver, Colorado

17. Madison, Wisconsin

18. Jacksonville, Florida

19. West Palm Beach, Florida

20. Boise, Idaho


Source: “Forbes lists top investment cities – 7 are in Fla.,” Florida Realtors