The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament tipped off earlier today and Realtor's Cicely Wedgeworth got into the act.
Rather than merely pitting the teams against one another (been there! done that!), we looked at their biggest fans—and matched up the hometowns of those fans, according to their real estate performance. Still with us? It turns out that Berkeley’s most popular market for tickets is also the hottest housing market out of the 68 college basketball teams. Score!
We looked at how fast homes sell in those markets and how many people are checking out local listings on realtor.com to narrow down the championship to these teams: the University of California, Berkeley (Danville, CA); Iowa State (Ames, IA); the University of Texas (Austin, TX); and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI).