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Realtor.com names Hartford area as top market for home sales

Realtor.com lists El Paso #2; Worcester Mass as #4.
Credit: FOX61

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Hartford area was listed as one of the top real estate markets by Realtor.com, ahead of El Paso and Louisville.

"The Realtor.com® economic research team identified these metropolitan areas where sales and prices are anticipated to continue rising next year," according to a story on the site. 

“They are very affordable markets. These are areas where your housing dollars really stretch further,” says Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “These places did not overheat during the [COVID-19] pandemic housing frenzy over the last two years. That puts them on more solid footing. Prices and sales still have more room to grow.”

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Analysts looked at housing and economic data in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, which include the main city and surrounding suburbs and smaller urban areas.

Here's the full list: 

  1. Hartford, West Hartford et al
  2. El Paso, TX
  3. Louisville, KY
  4. Worcester MA
  5. Buffalo, NY
  6. Augusta - Richmond County GA
  7. Grand Rapids, MI
  8. Columbia, SC
  9. Chattanooga, TN
  10. Toledo, OH

U.S. Sen Chris Murphy tweeted the news along with calling for more affordable housing. 

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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