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These Risky Real Estate Markets Could See a Downturn in the Coming Months

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These Risky Real Estate Markets Could See a Downturn in the Coming Months

The 50 most at-risk real estate markets across the U.S. are vulnerable to price declines beyond a minor correction in the final quarters of 2022


June 23, 2022
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Eight counties in the Chicago metro area and six in New York made ATTOM’s recent list of the 50 most at-risk real estate markets in the nation, Realtor.com reports. The real estate data company pinpointed overpriced markets that are vulnerable to a potential downturn as mortgage rates continue to surge, and of the top 50 identified, the majority were located on the East Coast.

The Cleveland and Philadelphia metros were deemed especially vulnerable after reporting unsustainable levels of growth throughout the pandemic, while California had 10 pricey counties on the list.

The most vulnerable counties in the Chicago metro area were Cook, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois and Lake County in Indiana. In the New York City metro area, six counties in New Jersey, outside of the city, were deemed in jeopardy. They were Bergen, Essex, Ocean, Passaic, Sussex, and Union counties.

California, where home prices are famously high, had 10 risky counties make the list. They included Butte County (Chico), San Joaquin County (Stockton), Shasta County (Redding), Solano County (outside Sacramento), Fresno County, Kings County (outside Fresno), Madera County (outside Fresno), Merced County (outside Modesto), Stanislaus County (Modesto), and Kern County (Bakersfield).

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