Homes in the markets listed received up to four times the number of views per listing compared to the national average, according to USA Today.
The news organization added that homes in markets listed in the top 20 are selling 23 to 44 days more quickly than the typical property in the United States overall.
Affordable housing prices in Springfield as well as job opportunities in the area has helped play a part in the strong housing market, said Brock Bowen, the president of the Springfield Board of Realtors.
“It shows the strength of our community,” Bowen said of the high demand for homes in the city.
However, a major contributor to what is driving the local housing market right now is that there is still a low inventory of available homes in the city, Bowen added.
Bowen said the market has stayed the same compared to what was seen last fall as there are more buyers than sellers. He said all-time low interest rates for homes have contributed to the increase in demand and in some cases it has prompted renters to buy homes.
He also added that the shortage in housing inventory has made some sellers reluctant to place their homes on the market due to trouble finding a new home to move into.
However, there are several projects in the city that aim to bring more housing to the area. One includes a development called Bridgewater that aims to bring a total of 231 homes in Springfield.
Springfield City Manager Bryan Heck said that it is the first major housing development in the city since the early 1990s. There is also a project, Center Street Townes, underway to bring 34 townhomes to downtown Springfield.
Heck said that the current housing market is also a result of longtime economic development efforts that also make the city more marketable to homeowners.
He said that includes companies and manufacturers such as Silfex and Topre establishing operations in Springfield that have added jobs and brought more people into the city.
Springfield housing market
26 - average number of days that a Springfield home is on the market
$145,000 - median home price in Springfield
231 - Number of homes in new single-family Bridgewater development
34 - Number of townhomes in new Center Street Townes