Monday, May 01, 2006

Where do home buyers want to live?

So where are home buyers looking this busy spring home-buying season? In the Puget Sound, it's increasingly the South Sound area, without a doubt.

According to consumers requesting information from on homes for sale in the first quarter of this year, three of the top four cities in the Puget Sound in terms of largest growth in home buyer requests were Olympia (#1), Lacey (#2) and Tumwater (#4). The full top ten is listed to the right.

The Olympia area (adjacent cities include Lacey and Tumwater) features less traffic and a bit more bang for the proverbial buck versus Seattle - and it looks like home buyers are taking notice.

Wonder where the hot buyer markets are in your area? Email us and we'd be happy to crunch the numbers for you.