Thursday, October 24, 2013

Best Places in America for Your Real Estate Investment

Invest in what you know, that is something I believe in and practice as an investor.  I know parts of metro Detroit, and that is where I look for prospects when I want to invest in real estate.  I don't pull up listings for Dayton, Ohio, even though it would be an excuse to visit my brother in law, Jim.

So I'm not sure how many of our readers (and you are appreciated) would consider investing in real estate outside of the immediate area where they live.  But if you do, or if you are wondering where we rank, these things are ranked.  Bigger Pockets has the background, etc.

But if you just want to see the rankings (Detroit is Medium Risk):


Low Risk
Score range: 6 to 10
Medium Risk
Score range: 3 to 5
Speculative
Score range: 1 to 2
Dangerous
Score range: -10 to 0
Abilene,   TX  6Akron,   OH    4Albany,   NY   2Anniston-Oxford,   AL   -1
Ann   Arbor, MI   8Albuquerque,   NM    4Albany,   GA    1Atlantic   City, NJ    -3
Atlanta,   GA    6Allentown,   PA    2Alexandria,   LA   1Bangor,   ME    -1
Austin,   TX    8Amarillo,   TX  3Altoona,   PA    1Dalton,   GA    0
Bakersfield,   CA  6Anchorage,   AK    5Augusta,   GA    2Decatur,   IL    -4
Baton   Rouge, LA    6Appleton,   WI    4Beaumont,   TX    1Huntington,   OH    0
Billings,   MT    8Asheville,   NC    3Binghamton,   NY    1Lima,   OH    -1
Bismarck,   ND    10Athens,   GA    4Bloomington-Normal, IL     2Johnstown,   PA    -1
Boise,   ID    8Auburn,   AL    5Bloomington,   IN    2Kingston,   NY    -2
Boston,   MA    6Baltimore,   MD    3Bridgeport,   CT    2Mansfield,   OH    -5
Boulder,   CO    6Barnstable   Town, MA  3Buffalo-NiagaraFalls, NY    1Norwich,   CT    -2
Burlington,   VT    6Battle   Creek, MI   3Camden,   NJ  2Providence,   RI     0
Fort   Myers, FL    6Bellingham,   WA    3Charleston,   WV   2Racine,   WI    -1
Charleston,   SCBend,   OR    3Charlottesville,   VA    2Rockford,   IL    0
Cheyenne,   W Y    6Birmingham,   AL    3Cleveland,   OH    2Rocky   Mount, NC    -5
Columbus,   OH    6Blacksburg,   VA    4Dothan,   AL    2Saginaw,   MI    -1
Corpus   Christi, TX    7Bowling   Green, KY   3Dover,   DE    2Shreveport,   LA    -1
Dallas,   TX    7Bremerton,   WA    3Duluth,   MN    2Springfield,   OH    0
Daytona   Beach, FL    6Brownsville,   TX    3Gary,   IN    2Vineland,   NJ    0
Des   Moines, IA    6Canton,   OH    3Glens   Falls, NY    1
Denver,   CO    6Cedar   Rapids, IA    5Grand   Junction, CO   2
Destin,   FL    6Champaign-Urbana, IL    4Gulfport-Biloxi,   MS    1
Durham,   NC    6Charlotte,   NC    4Hagerstown,   MD    2
East   Lansing, MI    6Chattanooga,   TN    3Hartford,   CT    2
Fargo,   ND    6Chicago,   IL    3Hickory,   NC    2
Fayetteville,   AR    8Chico,   CA    3Huntsville,   AL    2
Flagstaff,   AZ    7Cincinnati,   OH    5Johnson   City, TN    1
Ft.   Worth, TX    7Clarksville,   TN    4Joplin,   MO    1
Ft.   Lauderdale, FL    8College   Station, TX    5Kingsport,   TN    2
Gainesville,   FL    6Colorado Springs, CO     4Lake   County, IL    2
Gainesville,   GA    6Columbia,   MO    5Marietta,   WV    2
Grand   Rapids, MI    6Columbia,   SC    3Medford,   OR    2
Grand   Forks, ND    7Columbus,   GA    3Milwaukee,   WI    2
Holland,   MI    6Davenport,   IA     4Montgomery,   AL    2
Thibodaux,   LA    6Dayton,   OH    4Muncie,   IN    2
Houston,   TX    7Decatur,   AL    3Myrtle   Beach, SC    1
Ithaca,   NY    7Detroit,   MI    3Newark,   NJ    2
Jonesboro,   AR    6Dubuque,   IA    5New   Haven, CT    2
Killeen-Ft.   Hood, TX    6Eau   Claire, WI    4New York-Jersey City NY 2
Knoxville,   TN    6Edison,   NJ     3Benton   Harbor, MI    1
Lafayette,   LA    8El   Paso, TX    4Poughkeepsie,   NY    2
Lake   Charles, LA    6Elkhart,   IN    5Portland,   ME    2
Lexington,   KY    6Erie,   PA    3Pueblo,   CO    2
Laredo,   TX    6Eugene,   OR    5Sheboygan,   WI    2
Lubbock,   TX    6Evansville,   KY    3South   Bend, IN   2
Las   Vegas, NV    8Fayetteville,   NC    4Springfield,   MA    1
Merced,   CA    6Flint,   MI    3St.   Louis, MO    2
Miami,   FL    7Florence,   SC    5Syracuse,   NY    2
Minneapolis,   MN    6Florence,   AL    6Texarkana,   TX-AR  2
Midland,   TX    10Ft.   Collins, CO    7Toledo,   OH    1
Modesto,   CA    6Ft.   Wayne, IN    6Utica,   NY    2
Morgantown,   WV    6Ft.   Smith, AR    3Wheeling,   WV    2
Napa,   CA    9Fresno,   CA    4Williamsport,   PA   2
Naples,   FL    7Greeley,   CO  5Winston-Salem,   NC    1
Nashville,   TN   6Green   Bay, WI    5York,   PA    2
New   Orleans, LA   6Greensboro,   NC    3Youngstown,   OH    1
Oakland,   CA    7Greenville,   NC    4
Ocala,   FL    4Greenville,   SC    3
Odessa,   TX    10Harrisburg,   PA    3
Ogden,   UT    7Hattiesburg,   MS    4
Oklahoma   City, OK    7Honolulu,   HI    5
Orlando,   FL 7Indianapolis,   IN    5
Peabody,   MA    6Iowa   City, IA    5
Pensacola,   FL    7Jackson,   MI    3
Phoenix,   AZ    8Jackson,   MS    3
Port   St. Lucie, FL    6Jackson,   TN    5
Prescott,   AZ    6Jacksonville,   FL    4
Provo,   UT    7Janesville,   WI    3
Reno,   NV   7Kalamazoo,   MI    4
Sacramento,   CA  6Kansas   City, MO    3
Salt   Lake City, UT  7Kennewick,   WA    4
San   Antonio, TX  7LaCrosse,   WI    5
San   Francisco, CA  8Lafayette,   IN    4
San   Jose, CA  7Lake   Havasu City, AZ   3
San   Luis Obispo, CA  9Lakeland,   FL    3
Santa   Ana, CA   8Lancaster,   PA    4
Santa   Cruz, CA  7Las   Cruces, NM    4
Santa   Rosa, CA  7Lincoln,   NE    5
Sarasota,   FL   7Little   Rock, AR    5
Seattle,   WA  6Longview,   TX    5
Silver   Spring, MD  6Los   Angeles, CA    5
Sioux   City, SD  6Louisville,   KY    5
Springfield,   MO  6Lynchburg,   VA    5
St.   George, UT    6Macon,   GA     3
Stockton,   CA    6Madison,   WI    5
Tuscaloosa,   AL    6Manchester,   NH    3
Tucson,   AZ   6McAllen,   TX    4
Tulsa,   OK    6Memphis,   TN    3
Vallejo,   CA    7Missoula,   MT    5
Waco,   TX  6Mobile,   AL    3
Warren,   MI    7Monroe,   LA    5
Washington   DC  6Muskegon,   MI    4
West   Palm Beach, FL   7Nassau,   NY    4
Winchester,   VA    6White   Plains, NY    3
Olympia,   WA    4
Omaha,   NE    5
Oshkosh,   WI    4
Oxnard,   CA    5
Palm   Bay, FL    5
Panama   City, FL    3
Pascagoula,   MS    5
Peoria,   IL    3
Philadelphia,   PA    4
Pittsburgh,   PA    5
Portland,   OR    4
Raleigh,   NC    4
Rapid   City, SD    5
Reading,   PA    3
Redding,   CA    4
Richmond,   VA    3
Riverside,   CA   3
Rochester,   MN    5
Roanoke,   VA    3
Rochester,   NY    4
Salem,   OR    4
St.   Cloud, MN    4
Salisbury,   MD    3
Salinas,   CA     5
San   Diego, CA    5
Santa   Barbara, CA    5
Santa   Fe, NM    4
Savannah,   GA    4
Scranton,   PA    3
Spokane,   WA    3
Springfield,   IL    5
St.   Joseph, MO    3
State   College, PA    5
Tacoma,   WA    4
Tallahassee,   FL    3