Watauga Makes List Of Hottest Housing Markets In Country

Andrew Greenstein
September 27, 2018 - 5:43 am
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WATAUGA (1080 KRLD) - One of the hottest housing markets in the country is in North Texas.

The website realtor.com is out with its fourth annual list of hottest ZIP codes; and for the third year in a row, Watauga's 76148 ZIP code is on the list.

It's number-three in this year's survey after topping the list in 2016 and 2017.

"It's close to shopping (and) dining," says Michele Cleveland, an agent with New Beginnings Real Estate brokered by Fathom Realty. "It's easy access from 35W (and) 377, and it's not far from 114."

The 76148 ZIP code is especially in high-demand among millennials.

"It's a quiet area. They've got lost of schools," Cleveland says. "They've got lost of recreational activities available within the area."

One thing that attracts buyers to Watauga is the price point.

"It has a really nice entry-level price point, being under the $250,000 range," says Cleveland. "There's very few of those homes in that range available, but Watauga seems to have the bulk of them."

Realtor.com compiles its list based on which listings get the most clicks and how fast those homes sell.

And homes in 76148 do not stay on the market for very long.

"Within the last three months, the listings have been on the market about 37 days; whereas about a year ago, they were on the market about 40 days," says Cleveland.

Kentwood, Michigan 49508, and Colorado Springs, Colorado 80922, were one-two on this year's list.