Florida’s strong job growth boosts home values

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Florida cities dominate Forbes’ Best Buy Cities: Where to Invest in Housing in 2016. Seven of the state’s metro areas make the ranking’s top 19, including Orlando (No. 2), Fort Lauderdale (No. 8),┬áCape Coral (No. 10), Sarasota (No. 12), Tampa (No. 14), Jacksonville (No. 18) and West Palm Beach (No. 19).

The reason? Florida’s strong job growth. The state’s 2.93 percent job growth over the past year was best among large states and fourth-best among all states, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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