Low-Cost Cities With Strong Economies Remain Attractive as Housing Market Slows

Low-Cost Cities With Strong Economies Remain Attractive as Housing Market Slows

Roger Pettingell Sarasota Real Estate

Low-cost cities with strong economies fared well in the second quarter as high prices and rising mortgage rates caused a swift slowdown in the housing market.

As remote or hybrid work schedules have become more common, households are willing to relocate for cheaper housing or a better quality of life. That migration helped push small, affordable markets to the top of the The Wall Street Journal/Realtor.com Emerging Housing Markets Index in the second quarter.


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