Top 10 s: The Cities Leading The Nation’s Recovery

As the nation’s economic status continues on the path to recovery, the real estate market has become the beneficiary of significant improvements. Of interest to analysts, however, are several individual cities that have demonstrated an increased propensity for the stimulation of our housing sector. According to’s Turnaround Towns Report, 10 cities in particular are responsible for leading the nation towards recovery.

Data on the Turnaround Towns Report pays tribute to the individual cities that have witnessed the most significant improvements in the second quarter of 2013. In an effort to quantify the individual markets that have facilitated the nation’s housing recovery, Move Inc. proceeded to analyze key indicators in the second quarter of this year.

Their findings acknowledged a 14.4 percent drop in the median age of inventory over the last year. Homes are currently lasting an average of 83 days on the market. The average listing price for those houses increased 5.4 percent from the second quarter of 2012 and the median listing price is now sitting at $196,000. On a national level, the number of homes for sale dropped by 10.3 percent. Approximately 1.8 million homes were listed on any given day in the second quarter of 2013.

The following graphic identifies the top 10 cities leading the housing sector recovery and their respective price increases: