Are Californians and East Coast residents eyeing a move to our area? Not as many as you realized. Many of the people looking to buy homes in Cape Coral are already from South Florida.

The number of homes on the market is well below pre-pandemic levels nationwide, and that scarcity is keeping home prices elevated even as sales have slowed in the past year. Likewise, Southwest Florida real estate continues to be hot. My neighbor just sold their house at asking after less than a week on the market. Even though we’re only 5 months removed from a major hurricane. If you’ve tried to drive anywhere in the past month, you’re aware of how many people are here.

As Americans navigate an ever-complicated market, online house hunting has become an essential part of the process. A 2021 National Association of Realtors report showed 97% of homebuyers used online websites when searching for a home in the United States.

Stacker compiled statistics about people in cities looking to buy homes in Cape Coral using cross-market demand data from Realtor.com. View share is the percentage of views to Cape Coral from each respective metro. Cross-market demand statistics are as of Q4 2022.

Continue reading to see who is looking to move into your neck of the woods. View share would be what percentage of people looking at homes to buy are looking at us. Detroit at 2.2% isn’t really that much, but wait until you get to number one on this list…..

  • #10. Detroit, MI

    – View share: 2.2%
    – Views to own market: 49.8%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 27.7%
    – Views to markets within other states: 22.5%

    Detroit

    Firefighters with the Detroit Fire Department try to remove ice from their fire hoses while fighting a warehouse fire on December 23, 2022 in Detroit, United States. A major winter storm swept over much of the midwest on Friday, dropping temperatures to single digits and windchills up to -35 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

  • #9. Minneapolis, MN

    – View share: 2.2%
    – Views to own market: 46.6%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 16.8%
    – Views to markets within other states: 36.6%

    Minneapolis

    Alex Thompson clears snow from a driveway on February 23, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A winter storm has caused major travel disruption across the country. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

  • #8. Philadelphia, PA

    – View share: 2.5%
    – Views to own market: 38.4%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 13.9%
    – Views to markets within other states: 47.7%

    Philladelphia

    Philadelphia Eagles fans react following Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • #7. Naples, FL

    – View share: 2.8%
    – Views to own market: 42.4%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 23.4%
    – Views to markets within other states: 34.2%

    Naples beach

  • #6. Tampa, FL

    – View share: 3.2%
    – Views to own market: 53.1%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 20.3%
    – Views to markets within other states: 26.6%

    Tampa

     

  • #5. Washington, D.C.

    – View share: 4.4%
    – Views to own market: 14.3%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 5.6%
    – Views to markets within other states: 80.0%

    washington dc

    Members of a clean-up crew remove belongings that have been left behind by occupants as the National Park Service clears the homeless encampment at McPherson Square on February 15, 2023 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service, under the request of the DC government, cleared the largest homeless encampment of the city that was once occupied by about 70 people. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • #4. Atlanta, GA

    – View share: 5.6%
    – Views to own market: 25.5%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 9.3%
    – Views to markets within other states: 65.2%

    Atlanta

  • #3. Chicago, IL

    – View share: 9.0%
    – Views to own market: 23.5%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 5.7%
    – Views to markets within other states: 70.7%

    Chicago

  • #2. Miami, FL

    – View share: 10.9%
    – Views to own market: 53.8%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 24.0%
    – Views to markets within other states: 22.2%

    Miami

  • #1. New York, NY

    – View share: 16.6%
    – Views to own market: 22.5%
    – Views to other markets within own state: 6.6%
    – Views to markets within other states: 70.9%

    new york

    Fans cheer as snow falls during the first half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on January 22, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

    • So in this data, the majority of New Yorkers looking to move are considering a move out of state. And it continues to look like the state they’re targeting is us here in Florida.

      We drive fast here in Florida, New Yorkers. Try to keep up.

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