In an economy as challenging as the one we are investing under as we enter the second decade of the 21st Century, the mantra “location, location, location” will play an especially important role not only for REALTORS and builders, but also for investors. The following, “Best 25 housing market forecasts in 2010” recently released by Housing Predictor might surprise some of you and might help others make better investing decisions. Remember, real estate, if purchased ‘well’ is the THE single best investment one can make.

Here’s the list:

Rank      Real Estate Market           Forecast

1.        Cleveland, OH                  10.4%

2.        Columbus, OH                    9.4%

3.        Cincinnati, OH                    8.8%

4.        Toledo, OH                        6.5%

5.        Lafayette, LA                      5.4%

6.        Des Moines, IA                   5.1%

7.        Arlington, VA                     4.8%

8.        Juneau, AK                        4.2%

9.        Davenport, IA                    4.2%

10.       Baton Rouge, LA                4.0%

11.       Austin, TX                         3.6%

12.       Marquette, MI                    3.2%

13.       Fargo, ND                          3.1%

14.       Charleston, WV                  3.1%

15.       Iowa City, IA                      3.1%

16.       Shreveport, LA                   2.9%

17.       Bismarck, ND                      2.9%

18.       Rapid City, SD                    2.8%

19.       Philadelphia, PA                  2.7%

20.       Grand Rapids, MI                2.7%

21.       Sioux Falls, SD                   2.7%

22.       Morgantown, WV                2.6%

23.       Omaha, NE                         2.5%

24.       Bellevue, NE                       2.3%

25.       Pittsburgh, PA                     2.3%

Invest well.

Peace.

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