Best markets for bargain hunters: Cities with the highest rate of vacant homes for sale

March 23, 2015 by Gina Thelemann in Articles

Today's bargain buyers are feeling a pang of nostalgia for 2010 and 2011, when high levels of foreclosures and short sales made for ample low-priced inventory. As prices rise across the country, low inventory continues to loom and first-time buyers enter the market… it may seem like the days of discounted housing are long gone.

In a few areas across the country, however, we are still seeing a high percentage of vacant homes for sale. These homes may have a few flaws but with a professional inspection and a good home warranty, they could be just the bargain you've been looking for.

Methodology

We limited our search to CBSA's with more than one million residents, and homes surveyed were vacant and on the market in early March 2015.



To see if your territory is still available, click here.

comments powered by Disqus

Back to all posts

Recent posts

Don’t be surprised when you get a listing - Three ways to make your marketing more deliberate

April 20, 2018 by Adam Long

For decades, agents have been happy to take on unexpected sellers...

Five agents share: How to get your foot in the door without knocking

April 2, 2018 by Judy McHargue

Last week, top agents shared their tactics for getting...

Real Estate Rebranding: What we can learn from 3 top brands

March 27, 2018 by Judy McHargue

Three lessons you can learn from the rebranding efforts of top real...

Check listing predictions in your territory

Get started