• Housing Markets

    10 hottest housing markets for 2014

    Like most Lone Star state housing markets, Fort Worth’s home prices remained fairly stable during the boom and bust years. Two big factors helped keep the market from imploding: home building was cheap and the local economy strong. Wide open spaces and lax regulations helped keep land cheap and building costs low. While the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport kept a steady supply of jobs and buyers coming to the area. But now, as even more employers move into the metro area, there has been a surge in buyer demand — and home prices. Amazon (AMZN) is building a distribution warehouse in Alliance, just North of the city, that will employ…