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RealtyTrac: Top 10 real estate markets for foreclosure buying and investing

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Editor's note: In compiling the "10 Best Markets for Real Estate Investors" report, Inman News reached out to a range of data providers and online real estate sites that supplied statistics and charts to identify real estate markets that may be well-suited for investors. The following chart and accompanying methodology were provided by foreclosure data site RealtyTrac.Source: RealtyTrac. Methodology: Starting with a universe of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas based on population, the RealtyTrac top 10 list was calculated by filtering out the top 25 metro areas in each of the 10 categories listed below and then tabulating which metro areas showed up most frequently in those top 25 lists. If multiple metro areas showed up the same number of times in the top 25 lists, the first tiebreaker was which showed up the most in the top 10 lists for those same categories, and the second tiebreaker was which had the highest two-year change in average home sa...