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Top 10 real estate markets for $1M-plus home searches

Sun Belt metros dominate Realtor.com list

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Real estate markets in Sun Belt states dominated in a list of markets where the largest share of Realtor.com visitors searched for homes priced at $1 million or above in January.The Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif., metro area dominated the search locations, with 16.1 percent of total searches at Realtor.com in January targeting $1 million-plus homes. Orange County, Calif., was a distant second with 6.3 percent of total searches dedicated to $1 million-plus homes, followed by Miami with a 4.8 percent share. The share of total searches devoted to $1 million-plus properties was 2.7 percent in 10th-ranked Naples, Fla. Outside of Chicago, at No. 4, the top 10 was dominated by metros in the Sun Belt states -- Atlanta, at No. 8, was the furthest north among those nine markets.The top three metros are in coastal markets: Los Angeles-Long Beach, Orange County and Miami.No. 2 Orange County had the highest median list price in January on the list, at $425,000. No. 10 Naples, with a $365,000 medi...