Here are the top 20 hottest real estate investment markets

Here are the top 20 hottest real estate investment markets according to FinestExpert.com

1. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington,TX: 4,206 discounted properties, 773 cashflow positive
2. Houston, TX: 5,563 discounted properties, 1,500+ cashflow positive
3. Tulsa, OK: 905 discounted properties, 211 cashflow positive
4. San Antonio, TX: 3,547 discounted properties, 496 cashflow positive
5. Salt Lake City, UT: 1,137 discounted properties, 22 cashflow positive
6. Phoenix, AZ: 8,426 discounted properties, 2,000+ cashflow positive

7. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN: 1,257 discounted properties, 299 cashflow positive
8. Denver-Aurora, CO: 6,449 discounted properties, 562 cashflow positive
9. Oklahoma City, OK: 1,085 discounted properties, 212 cashflow positive
10. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC: 3,348 discounted properties, 296 cashflow positive

This second list is composed of smaller areas worthy of consideration to more regional investors. In such cases, the strength lies more in the market as a whole than in available deals.

1. Ames, IA
2. Des Moines, IA
3. Southaven, MS
4. Killeen, TX
5. New Orleans, LA
6. Madison, WI
7. Midland, TX
8. Maricopa, AZ
9. Little Rock, AR
10. Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN

Sources:
1 – Employment from US Dept Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics – bls.gov/news.release/metro.t01.htm
2 – Rents organically collected nationwide by FinestExpert.com
3 – Growth – Population from US Census Bureau at census.gov/popest/cities/cities.html
Building Permits from US Census Bureau at census.gov/const/C40/Table3/t3yu200911.txt
4 – Foreclosures from RealtyTrac via marketwire.com/press-release/Realtytrac-1066597.html
5 – FE-Score from FinestExpert.com