Cicely Wedgeworth,

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Past articles by Cicely:

The Hottest Markets for U.S. Real Estate in March 2021: Are We Back to Normal?

While the coronavirus pandemic upended last year's market, it looks like buyers are back now—and more motivated than ever—according to data. → Read More

The Hottest Cities in Real Estate Right Now Are 'Spillover Markets'—Where Are They?®'s ranking of the hottest real estate markets for January 2021 shows that the pandemic has reshaped house-hunting patterns. → Read More

The 2020 Pandemic Changed What We Look For in a Home—Possibly Forever

2020 changed how we viewed our homes and what we wanted from them, as well as the home-buying process. Some of those changes are here to stay. → Read More

The 3 U.S. Metros Where Homes Are Actually Affordable and Available

The economics team has identified the top markets where buyers can have their pick of homes that won't bust their budget. → Read More

These Were the Hottest Markets for Real Estate in March 2020—Will We See a Change?

We look back at the markets seeing the most real estate activity in March overall, and assess how the coronavirus pandemic will affect housing trends. → Read More

It's a Spring Shake-Up for the Hottest Real Estate Markets in February 2020

As the U.S. gears up for the spring buying season, Colorado Springs, CO, has vaulted back to the top of's monthly ranking of the hottest metros. → Read More

California Markets Make a Comeback in January, but Affordability Is Still Key

California markets are again buzzing with real estate activity, even as affordability continues to be a driving factor across the country, data shows. → Read More

6 Charming Homes in Historic Black Enclaves Across America

As urban growth pushes home buyers to consider neighborhoods previously deemed undesirable, some historically black enclaves are looking really good. → Read More

Bigger Isn't Better for the Hottest Markets in U.S. Real Estate

In December, the real estate markets that were hottest with home buyers were modest in size and budget, data shows. → Read More

The 20 Hottest Markets in Real Estate, October 2019: Why Ohio?

Ohio may be seen as flyover country by those living in expensive cities on the coasts, but it has the greatest share of the hottest real estate markets. → Read More

The Midwest Dominates the Hottest Real Estate Markets in September, and Here's Why

Midwestern markets dominated's ranking of the hottest real estate markets in America for September, with Fort Wayne, IN, claiming the top spot. → Read More

Magnetic Metros: The Top 10 Places Luring Out-of-Towners to Move In

People who are looking at homes out of state are mostly attracted by affordability, strong employment, and warm weather—and one state wins with all three. → Read More

Burner Boom: As Reno Reinvents Itself, It Looks to Burning Man

As the Burning Man festival has grown in size and cultural cachet, it has grown increasingly important to the future of Reno, NV, the largest nearby city. → Read More

The Hottest Real Estate Markets in America, May 2019: Color Us Surprised!

Smaller metros in the Midwest and Northeast topped the more glamorous but high-priced California markets in May, an analysis of data shows. → Read More

The Hottest Markets of April 2019: All Fired Up Over Affordability

As home buyers continue to seek affordability, metros in the Midwest and Northeast are luring ever more of them, according to a analysis. → Read More

Which Real Estate Markets Were Hot—or Not—in February 2019?

Even the nation's hottest real estate markets showed signs of cooling off in an analysis of data for February. → Read More

Cold Front Moves In on the Hottest Real Estate Markets for January 2019's monthly analysis of the nation's hottest markets includes some that are still going strong and others that have slipped from previous heights. → Read More

Disaster Propels California Town to Top of Hottest Markets List for December 2018

Chico, CA, which has absorbed residents displaced from nearby Paradise by the Camp Fire, tops's hottest markets for December 2018. → Read More

The 4 Key Trends Home Buyers and Sellers Should Watch in 2019

The new year is right around the corner—and it looks as if 2019 will hold some challenges for both home buyers and sellers. → Read More

For the First Time in 4 Years, the Number of Homes for Sale Is Up—Here's What It Means

For the first time since 2014, in October there was actually a net gain in listings for sale. The homes hitting the market were also cheaper. → Read More