Consumers always want more bang for their buck and are moving to places where their dollar goes further.

"Many of the buyers I work with are moving away from expensive places in California to escape high taxes, traffic, and natural disasters," Van Welborn, a Phoenix-area Redfin agent, said in a press release.

Housing affordability continues to be an issue and forces homebuyers to look outside their own cities and states for areas offering more home for the same or less money. With that in mind, certain metros are emerging as popular places to call home.

"People are feeling more confident about the economy and now feel financially secure enough to make a cross-country move to a metro where their money will go further," Daryl Fairweather, Redfin chief economist, said in a press release. "Homeownership may be out of reach for current residents of San Francisco or New York, but there are plenty of affordable homes and lower taxes in places like Phoenix, Atlanta and Austin. As more workers move to these places, there is a chicken-and-egg phenomenon where more companies open offices, which attracts even more workers."

From east of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Valley of the Sun, these are the 10 housing markets with the highest influx of people, according to Redfin.

The data, ranked by greatest levels of net inflow, is based on a Redfin analysis of more than 1 million home listing searches across 87 metros during the first quarter.
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10. Raleigh, N.C.
Net inflow: 2,482
Top origin: New York
Share of searches from nonresidents: 31.1%
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9. San Diego, Calif.
Net inflow: 2,817
Top origin: Los Angeles
Share of searches from nonresidents: 23.8%
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8. Tampa, Fla.
Net inflow: 3,536
Top origin: New York
Share of searches from nonresidents: 55.8%
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7. Dallas, Texas
Net inflow: 3,797
Top origin: Los Angeles
Share of searches from nonresidents: 24.1%
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6. Las Vegas, Nev.
Net inflow: 3,987
Top origin: Los Angeles
Share of searches from nonresidents: 43.1%
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5. Miami, Fla.
Net inflow: 4,400
Top origin: New York
Share of searches from nonresidents: 28.4%
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4. Austin, Texas
Net inflow: 4,447
Top origin: San Francisco
Share of searches from nonresidents: 31.7%
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3. Atlanta, Ga.
Net inflow: 5,402
Top origin: New York
Share of searches from nonresidents: 26.2%
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2. Sacramento, Calif.
Net inflow: 5,987
Top origin: San Francisco
Share of searches from nonresidents: 41.7%
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1. Phoenix, Ariz.
Net inflow: 7,949
Top origin: Los Angeles
Share of searches from nonresidents: 34.5%
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