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Forbes Best Buy Investment Cities for 2016

February 4th, 2016 9:14 AM by Brent Ferry

In partnership with data company Local Market Monitor, Forbes has put out their list of 2016's Best Buy Cities - the top 20 housing markets to invest in this year.

Florida Dominates

"The clear takeaway: there are good values to be had in Florida, which placed seven cities on our list."

Healthy job growth, strong population growth, and undervalued home prices with anticipated home price appreciation are the top reasons for the rankings.

All the Florida cities on the list "have been accelerating at a rate of 9% to 14%".

Ingo Winzer, founder and president of Local Market Monitor - "Since the national economy has stabilized and is growing again, the factors that prompt people to go to Florida have recovered."

Orlando Leads The Pack

Orlando ranks #1 among the 7 Florida cities and in second place overall on Forbes' Where To Invest In Housing In 2016 list.

The report sites 3.7% annual Jobs Growth, Population Growth of 6.7% between 2011 and 2014, 4.8% Unemployment (Sept. '15), 10% annual Price Growth, -10% Under Priced, and a 28% Three-year Home Price Growth Forecast.

The Top 20 Housing Markets To Invest In This Year

2. Orlando, Florida
8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
10. Cape Coral, Florida
12. North Port, Florida
14. Tampa, Florida
18. Jacksonville, Florida
19. West Palm Beach, Florida
Forbes' Slideshow

The #1 Most Visited Destination in the USA

Orlando welcomes over 62 million visitors each year making it the most visited destination in the United States. The area is home to the #1 theme park in the entire World with 7 of the top 10 theme parks in all of North America. Year-round sunny weather, easy access to beaches, plus dining, shopping, golf, and more - it truly is a great place to own real estate.

For investment, consider one of our vacation rental properties. Not only can you tap into the anticipated home price appreciation forecasted for the area, but also you gain a property located just minutes from Orlando's top attractions which you can enjoy whenever you want, and that is supported by a year-round rental season so that you can earn substantial offsetting rental income when you are not here.

Give me a call at 407-506-7857 or drop me a line at to learn more. I'd be happy to explore the varied investment opportunities in the area with you and help you identify the property that is right for you.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on February 4th, 2016 9:14 AM


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