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According to's Cicely Wedgeworth, the Golden State has ceded the number one spot on's monthly list of the hottest markets in the United States. Nine states were represented on the top 20 list: Texas (2), Massachusetts (2), New York (2), Michigan (2), Colorado, Washington, Ohio, Idaho, and Wisconsin.

Longtime number one holder San Francisco fell to number three in April, ceding the throne to Midland, TX, which had previously been at number five. Second place went to Boston, which just hosted its famous marathon.

Each month at, we rank the top metro areas where homes sell the fastest, and where eager house hunters are clicking up a storm on our listings. And each month, California reliably hogs the greatest share of the top 20 spots of any state. But while 11 of the top 20 markets in March could be found in the Golden State, in April, that tally had fallen to only six.

That's the lowest number since we started doing this ranking, in 2013.

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