5 best markets to sell a home

In these metro areas, housing prices are rising, and homes with a 'for sale' sign are getting snatched up in no time, according to Realtor.com.

Sacramento, Calif.

best sellers market sacramento california
  • Median listing price: $279,900
  • Average days on market: 21

Like Oakland, homes in California's capital are being snapped up quickly, with the average listing lasting only three weeks.

"When houses come on to the market, it's a feeding frenzy," said Stephanie Baker, a local Coldwell Banker real estate agent.

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That demand has helped push area home prices 40% higher in the past 12 months, she said.

All price points are strong. Many first-time homebuyers have entered the market, freeing up sellers of entry-level homes to purchase bigger, more expensive houses.

Now, even the high-end of the market is making a comeback. A colleague of Baker's just closed on a $2 million home. "That was the first one in years," she said.

Source: Realtor.com
Realtor.com bases its rankings on median listings prices, supplies of homes for sale, and days to sell new listing. Housing markets include the entire metro areas.
- Last updated March 14 2013 06:22 AM ET

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