Home prices in the Bay Area are among the nation's highest. There's little land to build on and its tech economy draws educated, well-paid workers from all over the world.
That keeps the housing market sizzling. The median price of homes sold during the last three months of 2012 was about $700,000, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
While rents are no bargain either, it still takes at least five years before buyers can start reaping the financial benefits of homeownership, Trulia found. At that point, homeowners realize about a 5% savings over renting. After seven years, that savings advantage climbs to 19%,
Whether it's the warm weather, jobs or cheap cost of living, these are the top 10 cities Americans are moving to, according Penske Truck Rental's annual list.
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