Nationally, the trend has been in favor of sellers. Single-family-home sales shot up 9.1 percent in January from a year prior, median home sale prices rose 12.3 percent to $173,600, and inventory was down 16.5 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors. The median number of days that homes were on the market in January was also down 9 percent to 108 days. In the top five cities to sell a home, these trends were even stronger.
MarketWatch analyzed NAR's data to come up with the list of five best cities for home sellers. The publication found better-than-average conditions for sellers in these markets, including impressive price gains, low inventories and a healthy pool of buyers. Though sellers still aren't getting offers as high as they would a few years ago, they're faring better than the national average. Click through the gallery below to see the best cities for home sellers.
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