Happy Valentine’s Day from Baz Realty Network

Happy Valentines Day from the Baz Realty Network. We go the extra mile to care about our clients’ home buying and selling needs!

Looking for Valentine’s Day events? It’s not too late to go visit the The Shedd Aquarium or the Field Museum for free today for IL residents. For something more local, view TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Restaurants in Orland Park for some great date night ideas.

Chicago: 1 of 5 Housing Markets on the Verge of a Tech Boom

“The hottest housing markets have one determining factor in common: employment opportunities. Cities with jobs in growing fields draw incoming residents in droves—and none is more in-demand currently than technology. Which markets will tech next make its mark in?

A recent survey by Modis, an IT staffing services provider, identified the housing markets on set to be transformed by technology. The top 5:

  1. Chicago
  2. Houston
  3. Boston
  4. Denver
  5. Philadelphia

Fifty-one percent of those surveyed ranked Chicago as the top tech hot spot of the future. The Windy City is likely to attract younger professionals who have worked in technology 5 years or less, according to the survey.

Houston and Boston ranked second and third, respectively, with 47 percent and 43 percent of the vote. Houston is likely to attract a range of professionals, from those who have not completed a college degree to those who have worked in technology for more than 10 years. Boston, like Chicago, is likely to attract younger professionals, aged 26-34.

Denver, which has seen home prices appreciate at an above-average rate since the recession, was ranked fourth at 36 percent. (Denver, as well, was recently named the No. 1 emerging tech hub by Homes.com.) Philadelphia, at 31 percent, also made the top five.

Other up-and-coming technology-driven markets, according to the survey, include Dallas, Detroit and Omaha.”

 

Source Rismedia: http://rismedia.com/2017/02/04/five-housing-markets-verge-tech-boom/