The list tracks housing markets throughout the country that are showing signs of improving economic health by examining building permit numbers, prices and employment.
In Fort Collins, the number of permits issued increased by 7.9 percent from the trough in March 2009. Greeley’s permit numbers increased by 3.6 percent from its low point in January 2009.
Employment increased in Fort Collins and Greeley by 7.1 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively, from troughs in 2009.
All of the metropolitan areas in Colorado, except for Colorado Springs, were included on the list.
Nationwide, 242 markets were included on the January list, up from 201 the month before.