What are the hottest real estate areas this year? Well, Realtor.com just released their annual list of "America’s Hottest Zip Codes," basing their determination on how quickly properties sell, as well as how frequently homes are viewed in each area.

And the Grand Rapids area fared pretty well...

The site reports that Millennials are actually driving the hottest markets, with the younger generation responsible for the nearly 10% increase in how fast homes are sold in the most popular areas of the country. The Top 10 markets each have home that sell within 20 days, which is 46 days faster than the rest of the country. Plus, potential buyers view homes in these areas almost four times more than in other parts of the country.

Topping the list this year is Kentwood. The average home viewing in Kentwood is up 4% over last year, with homes being viewed close to four times more than the rest of the country. Homes there also sell in about 14 days, which is 52 days faster than the rest of the country.

Top Ten Hottest Zip Codes In The U.S.

  1. Kentwood, MI (49508)
  2. Colorado Springs, CO (80922)
  3. Watauga, TX (76148)
  4. Castro Valley, CA (94546)
  5. Peabody, MS (01960)
  6. Boise, ID (83704)
  7. Worthington, OH (43085)
  8. Overland Park, KS (66210)
  9. Rochester, NY (14624)
  10. Upper Montclair, NJ (07043)