What You Need to Know About Real Estate Trends

Job changes are not merely career choices, but also lifestyle choices. As recruiters, we pay attention to where people want to be because we know how important a community is to find the right fit. A recent article published on Fox Business revealed the hottest zip codes according to Realtor.com. The study analyzed listings on the popular home site, and it looked at those zip codes with the most views and time to sell data. 

In our experience, learning about all a community has to offer will help you attract the right candidates to your positions. Especially understanding the housing market.  As a jobseeker, it’s also very important to learn all that you can about a community before making the decision to move. We help our candidates through our PACER technology learn about housing, education and recreational opportunities with every position we represent. What we find is not everyone wants the big cities, but communities like the ones listed below are becoming more popular. Even with physician salaries, many of our candidates are looking for cost-effective housing and safe, modern communities.

If you are an employer looking to hire, you need to pay attention to the migration trends and lists such as these to understand what aspects of a community remain the most popular as people are moving. As a jobseeker, these communities may be targets for you, but get in before the cost of housing goes up!

And the winners are… 

#1 Kentwood, Michigan

According to the Kentwood website, the city made the list for its “tree lined streets, close knit community, affordable homes and quick commute to Grand Rapids. It also says young families are drawn to Kentwood because of its strong schools.”

Population: 48,707

#2 Colorado Springs, Colorado

According to US News, “Colorado Springs has much to offer, including a low cost of living, a low unemployment rate and a variety of recreation and entertainment options.” Not to mention its close proximity to great ski towns like Aspen and Vail. 

Population: 688,643

#3 Watauga, Texas

With close proximity to Fort Worth, Watauga is a suburban community in one of Texas’ largest metro areas. According to their website, “We have so many things to offer you as a resident, from a central location, affordable housing, a low tax rate, to a good variety of shops and restaurants.”

Population: 24,629

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