Visualizing where the next real estate market boom will be paints 3D picture of best GDP growth by metro area — will housing market gains in those cities follow that success?
  • House prices do tend to rise in areas experiencing industry expansion, and higher competition could mean fewer days for homes to sit on the market.
  • Of the top metro areas, New York has the highest GDP in the country, followed by Los Angeles and Chicago.

With gross domestic product (GDP) increasing 2.3 percent last year, many metropolitan areas across the country are experiencing big gains in industry and business — will real estate get a boost in those cities? It’s quite possible, taking a look at’s latest graphics on how the economy is faring in many markets.