The day after Forbes.com declared Memphis the number 3 Most Miserable City USA, raising the hackles of local politicians and the My Memphis Right or Wrong loyalists, Forbes came back with their next list rating Memphis number 6 in America’s Best Housing Markets.
This is the text of Forbes’ post
Memphis has a “Housing Opportunity Index of 82.5 andÂ 2.8% of Housing Units in Foreclosure, according to the article.
Maybe it’s just me, but I have a hard time navigating the Forbes site.Â Seems that you have to click through a lot of pages and get served up lots of ads before you get to your destination.Â Obviously Forbes is paying attention to Memphis.Â And I am sure Mr. Forbes, by now has heard Congressman Cohen’s 60 second rant to Congress about the Misery article, which, by the way, started with Bar-B-QÂ (Memphis’ truly transcendent asset) and ending with offeringÂ Forbes an eye exam at SouthernCollege of Optometry.
Any predictions on the next list that will include Memphis?Â Or, more importantly,Â do you have any ideas on how I can use the Misery Factor to sell more houses?
Oh, and if your are not miserable enough yet, here is Forbes list of the 400 Richest Americans (compiled in September, 2009).Â Once again, I didn’t make the list.