Builder Online has released its Builder Healthy Market Index, which covers America's largest 200 housing markets and creates a ranking index "that measures the key economic variables that drive home sales, including unemployment, home price appreciation, job growth, median income growth and household growth." The top five areas on the list are:
1. Raleigh - Cary (NC)
2. Austin - Round Rock (TX)
3. Durham - Chapel Hill (NC)
4. Huntsville (Alabama)
5. Gulfport - Biloxi (Mississippi)
The complete list of "top twenty" areas is available here.