Heartland Forward’s new research, “Millennials Find New Hope In The Heartland“, finds the Heartland to be an increasingly attractive destination for millennials to live and work in. Attracting millennials is key to the future economic growth of any area. A healthy housing market contributes to the appeal of an area, benefits from economic growth, and fosters economic vitality.Read More
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Housing market vitality softening.
Thirty-five metro markets forecasted to deteriorate.
Twelve states forecasted to outperform national market.
The US Housing Market Vitality Indicator (HMVI-US) closed Q3 2019 at 105.9 suggesting economic conditions support 5.9% annual house price gains. The 0.15 point year-over-year decrease wiped out all improvements since last spring. At the state level, twelve state housing markets are stronger than the overall US housing market. At the metro level, Q3 2019 ended with house price changes in 114 metro markets forecasted to outperform the national market. On a cautionary note, in thirty-five metro markets house prices are forecasted to decline.Read More
Eight metro housing markets forecasted to outperform national market
Fourteen markets forecasted to underperform national market
The recently released California Association of Realtors (CAR) 2020 Housing Market Forecast projects a 4.1% increase in California median home prices in 2019 and a 2.5% increase in 2020. Such aggregate data from economists who have their ears closest to the ground is extremely valuable. HousingIQ adds actionable details to the headline.Read More
Housing market vitality softening.
Sharp increase in number of markets with forecasted price declines.
Over a quarter of markets forecasted to outperform.
The US Housing Market Vitality Indicator (HMVI-US) decreased by 0.4 point to end August 2019 at 105.6. The 0.3 point three-month decrease and 0.3 point year-over-year decrease indicate a sustained softening in house price trends. Market strength continues to be widespread with local economic conditions exerting a positive impact in 90% of the 402 metro housing markets tracked by HousingIQ. August 2019 ended with house price changes in over 100 metro markets forecasted to outperform the national market. On a cautionary note, the number of markets with forecasted price decreases increased sharply to over 10%.Read More
The local population is better educated. They work in the knowledge economy. They make a good living. And they need a place to call home. Hiccups, cooling-offs, moderations, … notwithstanding, houses have become increasingly unaffordable in these markets. Which presents single family rental (SFR) investors an opportunity for income and long-term appreciation.Read More
Some are plain boring. Some in the news for the wrong reasons. Some are always overshadowed by the hipper city next door. Some were booming. But watch out. These 15 metro markets are poised to have their moment.Read More
Housing market vitality stable.
Economic conditions support recent trends.
Prices forecasted to deteriorate in 4% of markets.
The US Housing Market Vitality Indicator (HMVI-US) decreased by 0.25 point to end July 2019 at 105.8. The negligible 0.09 point three-month decrease and 0.10 point year-over-year decrease indicate house price trends will sustain in the short term. Market strength continues to be widespread with local economic conditions exerting a positive impact on 386 out of the 402 metro housing markets (96%) tracked by HousingIQ. July 2019 ended with house price changes in 133 metro markets (33%) forecasted to outperform the national market.Read More
Pop quiz. Two different parts of the country. Two houses. Two mortgages. Same credit score. Identical LTV. Which loan has a higher likelihood of defaulting? The answer, unsurprisingly, is: ‘It depends’. It depends on the local economic conditions. It depends on how house prices move in those areas. The area where house prices decline more will have a higher likelihood of the loan defaulting. The loan in the area with more jobs, better wages, and higher growth prospects is less likely to default.Read More