WalletHub is back with its list of the healthiest housing markets of 2015 so far, and it’s a doozy.

WalletHub’s analysts see a number of positive metrics out there to give them faith in the housing market despite the stop and start of sales and slowing of prices we’ve seen over the summer.

“One such harbinger of good news is insurance company Nationwide, which has been tracking the health of real estate on a quarterly basis. At the beginning of the year, Nationwide reported that ‘the overall housing market is healthier than at any time since 2001,’” the company says. “With such promise, the insurance company claims the chances of a housing downturn in the near future are slim.”

WalletHub also points to the unemployment rate, as well as soaring rent prices and rising consumer confidence as factors that “just might encourage lenders to open doors to more first-time home buyers.”

WalletHub compared 300 U.S. cities across 14 key metrics. Their data set ranges from median home-price appreciation to home price as a percentage of income to job growth.

You can find a short list of their ranking, a handy heat map, and a fun infographic below.

For their complete ranking list, visit their site.

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(Source: WalletHub)

 

Source: WalletHub

 

 

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(Source: WalletHub)