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Top markets for real estate investors

Inman News Special Report due out this week

This week, Inman News releases the results of an analysis of markets that appear well-suited to investors based on a range of data. The "10 Best Markets for Real Estate Investors" report, by Inman News reporter Andrea V. Brambila, is based on an examination of housing, demographic and economic data for hundreds of metropolitan areas nationwide, and interviews with real estate professionals. The online report will include detailed charts for each of the 10 selected market areas, and a PDF version of the full report will be available for download. Seven out of the 10 markets featured in this report are in the South, two are in the West, and one is in the Midwest. None of the markets are in the Northeast. The results of the analysis mirror two major economic trends: population growth and improving employment. In the past decade, the South has seen the biggest jump in population, up 14.3 percent to about 114 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The natio...