Wonder where Americans are moving to in 2017? Forbes has the answer right here.
One step ahead of the game, Taylor Morrison offers new home communities in 5 of the top 10 markets listed in the study.
Let’s take a look at why Raleigh, Orlando, Austin, Charlotte & Tampa are red hot when it comes to real estate. Here’s one hint: It’s all about jobs.
#9 on Forbes’ list, Raleigh boasts a low 4.6% unemployment rate. Access to the Research Triangle, a collection of top universities & high-tech firms, means transplants to Raleigh find quality employment options for advancing their careers.
At #7, Orlando also offers a sub 5% unemployment rate.
Why? There’s just so much to do here that tourism is booming. The job market also offers a wealth of opportunity in the health and education sectors.
With an incredible 3.1% unemployment rate, finding work in Austin is as easy as it gets. Apple, Dell, IBM, Samsung, the University of Texas. They all employee over 6,000 people in Austin, #5 most popular city to move to according to Forbes.
#3, Charlotte, offers a low median home price and a 5.1% unemployment rate. Along with a strong economy, folks are flocking to Charlotte for its idyllic blend of natural surrounding and cultural opportunities. The city features an arts & music scene that rivals a big metropolis.
According to Realtor.com, home buyers are heading south to #1 Tampa for 3 big reasons:
- Florida has no state income tax.
- Affordable housing prices.
- Strong job creation.
To tell the truth, year-round sunny weather’s a pretty strong selling point, too!