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Realtor.com ranks America’s hottest ZIP codes

New report finds millennials as a catalyst for hot home markets
  • Watauga, Texas, is the hottest housing ZIP code, according to Realtor.com's latest report.
  • The report looks at average days on market, metro inventory, and the amount of times homes in that ZIP code were viewed in relation to the rest of the country.
  • The hottest ZIP codes also get recognition for recent job growth and projected employment.

Fast home sales, booming job markets and affordable living are bringing homebuyers in droves to certain ZIP codes, but which are seeing the most? The latest Realtor.com report pinpoints which ZIP codes across the country have the shortest days on the market, as well as how often homes are viewed. According to the study, the 76148 ZIP code of Watauga, Texas, is the hottest in the country. The 78247 ZIP code in San Antonio was another in Texas that made the top ten list, ranking fifth. Realtor.com's list also revealed that homes in the top 20 have an average days on the market of 25 days, less than half the national average of 53 days. Users of Realtor.com searched for homes in these markets four times as much as any of the other markets, the study says. "Homes for sale in this year's hottest ZIP codes are selling almost as quickly as they hit the market," Realtor.com Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke said in a press release. "While millennials are usually a significant pr...