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Are these housing markets poised for a recovery?

Barbara Corcoran, founder of the New York real estate firm The Corcoran Group, has come out with the top 5 markets on the verge of recovering from the housing downturn.

Corcoran said on NBC’s Today Show that her list factors included overbuilding, population and job growth, demand from first-time home buyers, vital downtowns, and well-educated populations. She also said she looked for places that had early waves of foreclosures because those places might now be coming out of that cycle.

Here list: 1. Denver: “…has a vibrant downtown, it has a high employment base, it has educated people, it has youth, [and] it has one of the biggest park systems in the country… It had one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation for years running, and now they’ve cut that foreclosure rate in half.” 2.Raleigh, N.C. 3. Austin, Texas 4. Seattle 5. San Francisco

Any cities you would add to this list? Are you skeptical about any of these places?

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