Baltimore real estate was named the seventh hottest market for 2014, according to CNNMoney.

One of the top ten, as reported by CNNMoney based on a home price forecast report by CoreLogic Case-Shiller.

This is for the Baltimore Metropolitan area, which includes the Towson real estate market, as well as most likely Columbia, much of Howard County, and potentially the Annapolis area as well.

CoreLogic says that Baltimore home prices rose approximately 5% in the 12 months leading up to September 2013, and they expect another rise of 8% through September 2014. Here is more information in the CNNMoney article.

The reasons for Baltimore real estate’s hotness?

Johns Hopkins Hospital has been hiring, as well as other hospitals and Universities in the area.

Baltimore and its’ suburbs are convenient to Washington, DC with MARC trains and the like making for fairly convenient transportation.

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