SEATTLE—Zillow recently revealed its predictions for the 10 hottest housing markets in 2016. Topping the list is Denver, followed by Seattle and Dallas-Fort Worth, all of which are major tech towns—ideal for job growth. Other places that made the list are Utah markets Ogden and Salt Lake City, along with Omaha, NE and Boise, ID.

To determine which markets would be hot, Zillow looked at home value appreciation, low unemployment rates, and strong income growth. Omaha has the lowest unemployment rate of the ten hottest markets, at just 2.9%. Denver saw home values rise 16% in 2015, and Zillow is forecasting them to rise another 5% in 2016, along with Portland.

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