ROCKFORD, IL (WIFR). While the Rockford housing market was hot, the numbers tell a different story.
According to the Wallet Hub, Rockford is ranked ninth among the worst small-town real estate markets and 283rd among 300 cities. While Forest City has done well, ranking 71st in terms of recovery from the pandemic, its job growth, foreclosure rate and share of seriously underwater mortgages are among the worst.
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