Analyst Alina Ptaszynski and her Redfin rogues gallery of number-crunching, data mining masters were "taken aback when we crunched the numbers to find the nation’s most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in 2015."
The results of all this algorithmic exploration reveal the profound impact of jobs and economics' new geography, where growth and technology are synonymous. Ptaszynski writes:
The 30 most competitive neighborhoods of 2015 were all located in just four cities: Boston, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. The rankings are based on several indicators of competition, including the percentage of homes that sold above asking price, how quickly homes went under contract and the percentage of Redfin offers that faced bidding wars.
Like we used to say, but now wouldn't because it would be anachronized in Urban Dictionary, yowsah!