Wichita named one of hottest housing markets in the country

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Wichita is one of the hottest housing markets in the country.

A new list, released by realtor.com, ranks the 67212 zip code 18th out of 32,000.

“Homes in that area are selling very quickly, and we’re seeing a lot of buyer interest," explained realtor.com chief economist Danielle Hale. “We see that job growth is pretty decent, it’s expected to grow two percent this year. So that really helps bring buyers into the market.”

When putting together this year's list, experts considered income, how quickly houses sold after being listed, and how strong the market is for 25 to 34 years old.

“Millennials are really important to the housing market, and they are growing in importance," said Hale.

Landing on the list puts the Wichita area in rare company. The website looked at more than 30,000 housing markets, and put just 50 on this year’s list.

“These are really the hottest housing markets across the country," she said.

To read more about this year's list of hottest zip codes, click "related links."

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