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25 Promising Housing Markets for Homebuyers | GOBankingRates

25 Promising Housing Markets for Homebuyers | GOBankingRates

You’re in the market for a new hometown, but you’re not willing to move just anywhere. The next place you put down roots needs to be not just affordable, but also a great place to live, with plenty of job opportunities.

When relocating, housing costs are a major concern, as you don’t want your mortgage payment to consume the bulk of your paycheck. This can be tricky, as home values have soared 19.6% to an average of $320,662, as of Dec. 31, 2021, according to Zillow. They’re expected to rise another 16.4% this year, further increasing the importance of choosing an affordable area.

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25 Promising Housing Markets for Homebuyers | GOBankingRates

Of course, you also want to live in a safe city that has the amenities you need to be happy. This might involve highly-rated public schools for your kids, lots of parks or a plethora of public transit options.

While it might seem like these cities don’t exist, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are plenty of amazing spots around the country with housing markets that haven’t yet been saturated.

Thankfully, there’s still time to make your move to these cities before they’re discovered by the masses — and become largely unaffordable. If you’re planning to make a move this year, it’s important to conduct plenty of research to find your perfect fit.

To get you started, GOBankingRates compiled a list of 25 housing markets that look promising. Keep reading to learn more about these vibrant cities, to see if there’s one you’d like to call home.