Every publication has ratings for “bests”: best places to
retire, best doctors, best restaurants, etc. We recently reviewed a well-researched
ranking of “Best Places to Live in Every State“ by MONEY magazine. Among the
criteria were populations between 10,000 and 100,000. The greatest weight was on economic health,
cost-of-living factors, and public-school performance.
While Paradise Valley, with
only 13,971 people, is ranked the best place to live in Arizona, it was not
because of household income. Realtor.com contributed housing data. Reporters
even checked out neighborhoods and interviewed residents.
See the rankings
by Median Household Income here
and/or Projected Job Growth here.
To download map click here: Best Cities in Every State (PDF)
Map of the Month – February 2018
Single-Family Prices Up 5.56%
Since 2001, we’ve been tracking the yearly
appreciation/depreciation of all single-family houses built between 1990 and
1999 which sold between $100,000 and $1,000,000. As below, the 2017 median sale
price for this 17,621-data set increased 5.56% to $285,000.
As compared with 2004 through 2013, median price increases
have been fairly steady since 2015 suggesting that this segment of the market
has stabilized. If the recent pattern continues, median prices should return to
the 2006 high of $302,000 in 2018.
To download map & charts click here: Single-Family Prices Up 5.56% (PDF)
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