My Personal Finance Journey

Personal finance observation, musing and decisions in a journey toward financial independence by 2020 with at least $3 million.


By Topics

Overall:
0. About (10)
1. My Progress (139)
2. Car & Home (107)
3. Credit (138)
4. Banking (33)
5. Saving (49)
6. Investing (308)
7. Taxes (89)
8. Spending (74)
9. Misc (97)
A. Archive (49)



MONTHLY ARCHIVE

Feb 2014 (3)
Jan 2014 (6)
Jan 2012 (1)
Apr 2011 (1)
Mar 2011 (1)
Feb 2011 (1)
Jan 2011 (1)
Dec 2010 (1)
Oct 2010 (1)
Sep 2010 (1)
Aug 2010 (1)
Jul 2010 (1)
Jun 2010 (1)
May 2010 (1)
Apr 2010 (1)
Mar 2010 (6)
Feb 2010 (2)
Jan 2010 (7)
Dec 2009 (3)
Feb 2009 (4)
Jan 2009 (8)
Dec 2008 (1)
Jun 2008 (2)
May 2008 (2)
Apr 2008 (5)
Feb 2008 (3)
Jan 2008 (15)
Dec 2007 (32)
Nov 2007 (6)
Oct 2007 (8)
Sep 2007 (9)
Aug 2007 (24)
Jul 2007 (2)
Jun 2007 (1)
May 2007 (3)
Apr 2007 (4)
Mar 2007 (4)
Feb 2007 (13)
Jan 2007 (6)
Dec 2006 (3)
Nov 2006 (7)
Oct 2006 (7)
Sep 2006 (6)
Aug 2006 (4)
Jul 2006 (10)
Jun 2006 (1)
May 2006 (3)
Apr 2006 (2)
Mar 2006 (6)
Feb 2006 (6)
Jan 2006 (3)
Dec 2005 (1)
Nov 2005 (9)
Oct 2005 (8)
Sep 2005 (13)
Aug 2005 (25)
Jul 2005 (16)
Jun 2005 (17)
May 2005 (19)
Apr 2005 (20)
Mar 2005 (24)
Feb 2005 (23)
Jan 2005 (36)
Dec 2004 (40)
Nov 2004 (34)
Oct 2004 (17)
Sep 2004 (21)
Aug 2004 (59)
Jul 2004 (37)
Jun 2004 (31)
May 2004 (29)
Apr 2004 (52)
Mar 2004 (49)
Feb 2004 (49)
Jan 2004 (31)
Dec 2003 (48)
Nov 2003 (52)
Oct 2003 (29)
Sep 2003 (8)
Aug 2003 (5)
Jul 2003 (2)
Jun 2003 (2)
May 2003 (5)
Apr 2003 (2)
Mar 2003 (2)
Feb 2003 (3)
Jan 2003 (29)



 

House Price Trends, Back and Forward

Contributed by mm | February 16, 2004 1:43 PM PST

Recently I came across two articles about house price. First, BankRate published an article "How are home values in your neighborhood?" based on the latest quarterly survey from the onal Association of Realtors. The study shows that nation-wide, the median house price increased from $161,100 in Q4 2002 to $171,600 in Q4 2003, a 6.6% growth. The article also includes region-by-region numbers in each state. (For my location -- Seattle, WA -- median house price increased from $258,300 to $276,500, a 7.0% climb.)

Secondly, the March issue of Money magazine offers some opinions of forward looking house price trends in the article "What's next for real estate?" Its forecast is overall the house price is still going to move up (though not at the same speed as 2003 due to macro economic reasons) and it is unlikely we will have a collapse any time soon. The region-by-region forecast:

Region, 2003 actual gain, 2004 estimated gain

West
Pacific: 12.9%, 9.4%
Mountain: 3.9%, 3.5%
West South Central: 5.3%, 6.1%

Midwest
West North Central: 9.5%, 7.5%
East North Central: 5.4%, 4.2%
East South Central: 3.4%, 3.9%

East
New England: 7.3%, 5.3%
Middle Atlantic: 10.6%, 5.7%
South Atlantic: 11.1%, 8.7%

The second article also mentioned the following eight states has the most volatile housing markets and thus "risky:"

Hawaii
Connecticut
New Hampshire
California
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
New Jersey
New York

Be the First to Comment on this Post


Add Your Comments










Remember personal information?




(It will take a few moments for your comment to be published. Please do not close the window until then.)


Read More ... 107 Posts In The Same Category










This page was last rebuilt at February 09, 2014 08:34 AM PST. (228 Words)
 

RSS FEED





PERSONAL FINANCE BLOGS I READ

Consumerism Commentary
Get Rich Slowly
My Money Blog
All Financial Matters
The Simple Dollar






.



Copyright 2003-2014, PFBlog.com. All Rights Reserved. (Privacy Policy)