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San Antonio is #5 by Forbes

September 14, 2010

Real Estate Investing is All the Rage Again.  Should You Cash In?   by Francesca Levy – Sep. 13, 2010

I wrote last week about the housing markets that were the best bets for residential real estate investors, suggesting that home buyers could use the advice as a clue to which markets would turn around soonest.

The top picks were Raleigh, N.C., McAllen, Texas and Austin, thanks to their strong pre-recession population growth, slowing home-price drops and a mix of jobs that’s weighted toward growth industries like government and education (the entire top ten list is past the jump).

Our list, compiled by Cary, N.C. real estate research firm Local Market Monitor, wasn’t looking at the markets that were currently the healthiest, but rather which had the greatest chance for price appreciation.

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