What does the 'hottest zip code' mean when we are talking about real estate?

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Despite the fact that we are talking about the state of Texas, the term 'hottest' isn't about the temperature! When referring to houses for sale, the term means listings that went into contract within 90 days of hitting the market. For the first time, one city in Texas made it into the top 10, while another Central Texas town on the list was named one of the fastest-growing areas in the country earlier this year.

Trending Texas Neighborhoods for 2022

Opendoor, a real estate website, ranked the top ZIP codes by total homes going into contract within 90 days of listing in 2022.The State of Texas took up over half the list, with 10 of the top 20 spots.  San Antonio had three zip codes listed: 78253 (#11), 78245 (#16), 78254 (#18).

One of the reasons South Texas is so popular could be the fact that cost of living in San Antonio is 8% lower than the national average, according to payscale.com.

Katy, Texas had two zip codes on the list in the top 10: 77494 (#7) and 77493 (#9). Houston Properties cites Katy as one of Houston's best suburbs based on community ratings for public schools, affordability, commute time, and amenities.

Top 10 'Hottest' Zip Codes in America

Here are the top 10 hottest zip codes in the United States, according to Opendoor:

Cypress, Texas: 77433 (#10)
Katy, Texas: 77493 (#9)
Forney, Texas: 75126 (#8)
Katy, Texas: 77494 (#7)
Leander, Texas: 78641 (#6)
Loganville, Georgia: 30052 (#5)
New Braunfels, Texas: 78130 (#4)
Yukon, Oklahoma: 73099 (#3)
Celebration, Florida: 34747 (#2)
Clarksville, Tennessee: 37042 (#1)

Cypress, Texas made it onto the top 10 list for the first time, while Clarksville, Tennessee has been an ongoing favorite destination for homebuyers. You can see Opendoor's full list of the top 20 zip codes here.
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Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

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