The Strongest and Weakest U.S. Housing Markets

Forget golf courses and sunsets. The real strength in real estate comes from a muscular local economy

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Over the next year or so, as the real estate market begins to soften, where will home prices remain highest? Potential buyers should look for more than beachfront location, nearby golf courses, or even good schools to determine whether their investment will be a smart one. The best thing to find? A strong local economy.

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