Springfield named to list of top 20 hottest real estate markets

Springfield was ranked number nine on the list by Realtor.com. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Springfield was ranked one of Realtor.com’s top 20 hottest markets in real estate for October.

The list ranks the metropolitan areas in the country where homes sell the fastest and visitors to the site are clicking on the most listings.

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Springfield was ranked number nine on the list by Realtor.com. It also won the title of most-improved, jumping 93 spots since the same period last year.

The number one hottest market in October, according to Realtor.com was Fort Wayne, Indiana.

October was the first time that Ohio was the state with the most metros on the list. Columbus, was ranked second on the list, Canton was ranked number 13 and Dayton number 14, up from 39 last year.

All four Ohio cities named on the list have shown steady progress, according to Realtor.com

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The site said that a large portion of clicks on listings in Ohio metros last month was largely driven by those who are from more expensive metros such as Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York City.

The site also said that larger urban markets in the country have continued to drop on the list on average 16 spots since the same time last year. However, the Washington, DC, metro area rose 36 spots.

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