Photo courtesy Forbes
Photo courtesy Forbes

Forbes recently joined with Local Market Monitor to see which housing money was the best for investment in 2017 and came up with a list of 20 of the best markets. Forbes staffer Samantha Sharf takes a look at this list, which show that cities in the South are the ithe "sweet spot now."

Texas boast the distinction of having three cities make the list including Dallas, the number one city:

The home of Exxon Mobil and the Dallas Cowboys claims the no. 1 ranking this year. Dallas has an average home price of $233,000. That’s up 3.9% from a year ago and underpriced by 3% compared to the city’s historic average. Local Market Monitor forecasts prices will increase 31% by 2020 thanks in part to 3.9% job growth in the past year and 6.2% population growth in the last three.

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