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Columbus Makes National Top Ten List!

by Maureen McCabe on June 22, 2007

Warning label Riskiest Markets Summer 2007

Columbus is NOT on the Real Estate Bloggers “Top 10 Markets with Highest Mortgage Risk” list on The Real Estate Bloggers!

Top 10 Markets with Lowest Mortgage Risk

Columbus is on the “Top 10 Markets with Lowest Mortgage Risk Summer 2007″ on the Real Estate Bloggers and the PMI study those lists come from

Tom of the Real Estate Bloggers brought us great news last fall when Columbus made the list of safest housing markets in 2006. I transplanted the lists to Discover Columbus last fall but lead with the scary headline. People love negative news! No wonder newspapers do it…

Summer 2007 be happy you are living, buying and selling homes in Columbus Ohio and not the ten riskiest markets.

safe real estate markets warning label

Who is on the “Top 10 Markets with Lowest Mortgage Risk Summer 2007″ list with Columbus?

1. Pittsburgh, PA
2. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
3. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX
4. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
5. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
6. Columbus, OH
7. Cincinnati-Middletown,OH-KY-IN
8. San Antonio, TX
9. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
10. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC

Want to know which cities in the US have high mortgage risk? Want to get links to the list of housing markets on PMI? Read The Real Estate Bloggers – Top 10 Markets with Highest Mortgage Risk which starts out:

“The PMI Group has come out with their summer analysis of the metropolitan regions that have the highest risk of housing losing it’s value in the next two years.

Columbus Housing Values - Overvalued Markets vs. Undervalued Markets vs. Fairly valued Markets from National City.

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{ 14 comments }

1 Bob June 23, 2007 at 07:42 am

I am very surprised to see Pittsburgh at the top of the safe list. And the DC area no where on the riskiest list. Nice post

2 Jennifer Steck June 23, 2007 at 08:12 am

Maureen, The PMI report appears to be thoroughly researched and based on solid criteria. While here in Denver we aren’t in the 10 Markets with Lowest Mortgage Risk, we are not at the top with the highest risk either. People ask, “When is the market going to improve?” There are so many different opinions. This is another resource to keep on top of the condition of the market.

3 Jay Thompson June 23, 2007 at 08:46 am

AR blog tour comment. Didn’t really need the tour for this one as you’re in my feed reader and I read everything you write! As always, great post….

4 MaureenMcCabe June 23, 2007 at 09:17 am

Bob: I am glad DC is not on the riskiest list too.
Jennifer: The PMI report is good info I think.
Jay: I saw pictures of you standing up in front of a bunch of bloggers the other day…. thanks for reading.

5 Moni June 23, 2007 at 03:40 pm

AR Blog tour…but man I am glad NH is not on that list!

6 MaureenMcCabe June 23, 2007 at 05:21 pm

It is good to NOT be on the one list for sure. Thanks for stopping by Monika!

7 Laurie Manny June 24, 2007 at 12:20 am

Unfortunately Long Beach made the bad list, I knew it would be there. We are going to be trying to help people out of trouble here for a while.

8 MaureenMcCabe June 24, 2007 at 12:12 pm

Thanks for the comment Laurie!

9 Rhona Sutter June 25, 2007 at 05:17 pm

Unfortunately Naples appears on most lists for the most overvalued. At least this year on CNN Money’s list Naples was overtaken by Bend and Prescott Oregon. But with the recent $40 million beachfront sale I fear that Naples will be up there again. I would prefer it if we were on the top of the list for the most pet friendly town in the U.S. Great post, Maureen

10 MaureenMcCabe June 25, 2007 at 08:10 pm

A list with the top ten pet friendly towns would be pretty neat wouldn’t it? Thanks for the comment Rhona.

11 Rhona Sutter June 26, 2007 at 07:14 am

Maureen – Maybe we should start something about this with Real Estate Agents’ picks – it would certainly be a lot of fun

12 MaureenMcCabe June 27, 2007 at 07:18 am

Thanks for the comment Rhona.

You could do a contest on ActiveRain for most pet friendly community. It would irk the “don’t blog about your dog” forces but it could provide some good pet friendly Localism posts.

13 Neal Bloom October 2, 2007 at 02:00 pm

We are on the bad list…hopefully they will start trying to cure the problem here

14 MaureenMcCabe October 2, 2007 at 03:50 pm

prices too high? thanks for the comment Neal. You musta come from an ActiveRain / Localism post I did about Columbus being a nice place to visit… I think this is one of the entries I linked to about what a good place Columbus is too live.

And they say ActiveRain is a waste of time.

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