Thinking of Moving: Hardest and Easiest Places to Buy a Home

In January, the housing industry had the largest drop it has seen in more than four years.  Realtor.com notes that the inventory sank by 13.6% compared to January of last year.

Realtor.com compiled a list of housing markets where it is easy and not so easy to purchase a home.

Moving - hardest and easiest places to buy a home

 A couple of factors for the list of easiest to purchase is a strong economy such as that seen in a retirement destination or beach area and a tax-friendly location such as Charleston, South Carolina.

Hardest places to purchase a house can be found in the Northeast and tech cities.

Markets where it is easiest to buy a house:

  • Cape Coral, Florida
  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New York, New York
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Houston, Texas
  • Honolulu, Hawaii

Markets where it is the hardest to buy a house:

  • San Jose, California
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

Source:  Housingwire.com