Forbes' list of the top 20 markets for housing investment uses a mix of home price, and local economic data in more than 300 housing markets from Local Market Monitor. Forbes' choices were ranked primarily on four factors: population, home prices, and the local jobs economy to compile the list of Best Buy Cities.

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In our breakout map of the top 10 markets, it's notable that three Texas cities fell in the top 5 of the list (the southeast region isn't looking to bad either). Here's your cheat sheet:

TOP 10 INVESTMENT METROS

  1. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
  2. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
  3. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C.-S.C.
  4. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Frankline, Tenn.
  5. Houston-Sugarland-Baytow, Texas
  6. Atlanta -Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.
  7. Oklahoma City, Okla.

Each market on the list breaks out the following data: population, actual home price, equilibrium home price, percent difference, and 3-year growth forecast. We combed each market's growth forecast and broke out the top 10 markets for expected growth out of Forbes' top 20.

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SOURCE: Forbes, Local Market Monitor

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Charlotte, NC.