Coldwell Banker Analyzes The State of Residential Real Estate “By The Numbers,” And Finds People Looking For Homes in Texas

Published June 13, 2012 by Joanna England

This home in Palatka, Fla., was the most-viewed property on

Journalists are notorious for being bad with numbers. I won’t lie — I got a C in calculus and I was so proud of it. But that’s not to say I can’t appreciate data and statistics (I aced statistics, by the way!).

That’s why I love this idea from Coldwell Banker’s Blue Matter blog, which breaks down trends inside the homebuying process. This month, Coldwell Banker statistician Weiman Dong and COO Budge Husky take a gander at data for the month of May on the Coldwell Banker website and come up with some interesting results.

As far as location goes, Texas came in second to only California as the state where people who searched for their next home on were looking to move. Other runners up include New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

But when people were searching for specific cities, Dallas came in fifth, following New York, Chicago, Houston (!!!), and Los Angeles.

Houston, people? Really? The Bayou City? I used to live there and the humidity and paleolithic mosquitoes are the reasons I will not go back.

OK. Now that I’ve got that out of my system we can talk about that cute house at the top of the post. That was the most-viewed listing on the Coldwell Banker website. The former bed and breakfast has seven bedrooms, five baths, and $275,000 worth of adorableness. The price range for the top ten most-viewed properties spans from an $89,000 home in Holt, Mich., to a $65 million mega-mansion in Los Angeles.

I can’t wait to see what they look into next!



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