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The Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2022
December 10, 2021

The Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2022

by The CE Shop Team

These Ten Real Estate Markets Are Hot, Hot, Hot

It’s no secret that the past few years have been characterized by a real estate frenzy, and early predictions indicate that 2022 likely won’t be much different. Of course, some markets are sure to be hotter than others. To help you embrace the heat, Realtor.com recently compiled a list of the 10 hottest housing markets for the new year.

The Most Popular Housing Markets for 2022

Whether your local market is heating up, you’re interested in working in multiple states, or you’re looking to relocate somewhere a bit busier, real estate agents will want to keep an eye on these 10 on-trend locales:

10. Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida, will be hot in the coming year, both literally and figuratively. The metro’s affordability, ideal weather, and tax benefits have long been luring older homeseekers, but there’s been a recent influx of millennials, too.

The current median home price is $335,814. In 2022, prices are expected to grow by 6.8% while sales are expected to grow by 9.6%.

If you’re looking to break into this potentially lucrative market, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses in Florida.

9. Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester (“Woo-stah”, phonetically) is rising in popularity primarily due to an excess of ex-Bostonians. Its affordable prices, smaller-scale community, and proximity to Beantown all make this metro an ideal place to live.

The current median home price is a reasonable $397,188. That figure is projected to rise by 8.2% in the next year, and sales growth is expected to increase by 8.4%

So, if you’re looking to set up shop in Worcester, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, and Continuing Education courses in Massachusetts.

8. Seattle, Washington

The Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2022

This entry won’t surprise any Washingtonians! Seattle has long been one of the hottest real estate markets, and it appears 2022 will be no different. After all, its thriving arts and cultural community, world-class recreation, and the abundance of tech jobs are certainly attractive.

The current median home price is already a staggering $666,754. Experts predict that figure will increase by 7.5% in the coming year, and sales growth will increase by 9.6%.

If you’d like to launch or grow a real estate career in the Evergreen State, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses in Washington.

7. Greenville, South Carolina

While Greenville, South Carolina, has become a haven for retirees in recent years, no one will turn their nose up at the area’s reasonable taxes and mild weather. A revitalized downtown, recent construction boom, and influx of major employers including BMW and General Electric are also significant draws.

The median home price currently sits at $305,078 but is expected to increase by 5.7% in 2022. Sales growth is also expected to rise by a whopping 11.4%.

If you’re hoping to become a fixture in the Greenville real estate community next year, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, and Continuing Education courses in South Carolina.

6. Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but Providence packs a mighty punch. This metro houses elite universities, including Brown and Rhode Island School of Design, but also provides a more affordable alternative to Boston. The trendy neighborhoods, incredible food scene, and show-stopping scenery don’t hurt, either.

The current median home price remains a reasonable $419,813. In 2022, prices are expected to grow by 9.6% and sales are expected to rise by 8.1%.

If you’re a new or veteran Rhode Island real estate agent, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, and Continuing Education courses in Little Rhody.

5. Columbus, Ohio

The Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2022

While Columbus has long proved popular among Ohio State University graduates, this metro is so much more than just a college town. A reasonable cost of living, lively downtown neighborhoods, and Fortune 500 employers including Nationwide Mutual Insurance and JP Morgan Chase have all led to record increases in population in recent years. That means opportunity abounds for real estate agents.

The current median home price in Columbus is $298,523. Prices are expected to increase by 6.3% in the coming year, and sales are supposed to grow by a staggering 13.7%.

If you’re hoping to make a splash in the Columbus real estate community next year, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses in Ohio.

4. Indianapolis, Indiana

If your niche is first-time homebuyers, you’re in luck! Leading the list in terms of affordability, Indianapolis is an attractive option for millennial homebuyers in particular. Between big employers like Salesforce and top educational institutions such as the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis is welcoming plenty of new residents who will need housing.

The median home price currently sits at $272,401, but that figure is expected to increase by 5.5% in 2022. Sales growth is also expected to rise by an incredible 14.8%.

If you’re ready to take on the Indianapolis real estate market, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses in Indiana.

3. Spokane, Washington

If Seattle isn’t quite your speed, this Washington market may prove to be even hotter. Rounding out the top three hottest market forecasts for 2022 is Spokane, which provides a smaller and more affordable lifestyle in the Evergreen State. The abundant outdoor recreation, beautiful weather, and thriving culture don’t hurt, either!

The current median home price is $419,803. In 2022, prices are expected to grow by 7.7% and sales are expected to grow by a sizable 12.8%.

2. Boise, Idaho

The Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2022

Believe it or not, Idaho’s capital city has long been one of the country’s most desirable real estate markets. The metro boasts plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity, growing influence in the technology industry, and prices far lower than markets on the coasts. No wonder they call Idaho the Gem State!

The median home price currently sits at $503,959, though it’s expected to increase by 7.9% in 2022. Sales growth is also expected to rise by 12.9%.

If you’re planning to put down roots in the Potato Capital of the World, The CE Shop offers online Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses in Idaho. 

1. Salt Lake City, Utah

Topping off the list of the ten hottest real estate markets for 2022 is Salt Lake City, Utah. This highly desirable metropolis represents the best of both worlds, with unparalleled recreation and plenty of big-city amenities. As tech companies including Facebook and Adobe have moved in, the region has even been nicknamed the Silicon Slopes

The current median home price is already a staggering $564,062. Experts predict that figure will increase by 8.5% in the coming year, and sales growth will increase by a whopping 15.2%.

If you’re ready to set up shop on the Silicon Slopes, The CE Shop offers online Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses in Utah.

Embrace the Heat

Whether you’ll be getting your feet wet in Washington or selling Salt Lake City homes to Silicon Valley bigwigs, 2022 is sure to be a hot year for real estate agents. But don’t get overwhelmed — The CE Shop team will be here to support you every step of the way!

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