Providing insights into the current U.S. housing market and commentary on future trends.

February 19, 2015

Each month, Home Value Forecast uses a number of leading real estate indicators to rank the single-family housing markets in the top 200 CBSAs.  This has been the basis of our reports for the last three years. An important part of our ranking system is that we use a number of market indicators to comprise our score.  Much like when a doctor is making a diagnosis, we look…

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January 22, 2015

Rise of the West Home Value Forecast’s (HVF) December monthly ranking of single-family home markets across the U.S. explores how metro areas are progressing as we enter 2015. We also take a deeper dive at a metro in Florida versus one in California and find that even with economic similarities they are each recovering differently from the housing crisis. As a refresher for 2015, HVF’s ranking system is…

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December 23, 2014

This month’s Home Value Forecast looks back at trends over the past twelve months in a number of residential real estate categories that best predict a recovering housing market.  We will list the top three CBSAs in Current Sales Price, Twelve Month Active List Price Appreciation, Current Months of Remaining Inventory and Twelve Month Sales Price Appreciation.  We will also look back at our “Top Threes” from last…

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November 20, 2014

The flood of foreclosures that swept over the nation’s housing markets from 2009 to 2012 marked the greatest number of defaults since the Great Depression.  More than 5 million families lost their homes to foreclosure by the end of 2013, most of them in four “sand” states: Arizona, California, Florida and Nevada. While many feel that the effects of the foreclosure crisis are behind us, the phenomenon may…

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October 22, 2014

A recurring theme that we are seeing in many housing markets is the link between income and home price appreciation. This month, the Home Value Forecast monthly update takes a deeper dive into Washington State and the Seattle metro area in particular, where much of the market is experiencing positive home price appreciation.  Seattle shows us how income and access to credit drives home values and why across…

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