Local Market Reports Archive

Top 10 Markets by Equity Appreciation since 4th Quarter 2010

Housing is not an investment like a stock or a bond, but over the long term it can be a great way to build equity. Even in the wake of the worst housing recession in modern history, a majority...

Foreclosure Rates and Changes: Q4 2013 vs. Q4 2012

Rising home values and an improved economy changed the foreclosure picture dramatically over the last two years. The decline in foreclosures and distressed sales resulted in less downward pressure on prices and more buyer confidence. To find out how...

Markets with Strongest Employment Growth since December 2011

While national employment growth has been tepid in recent years relative to typical economic recoveries, some markets have done very well. Roughly a third of markets covered by NAR have outperformed the national average over this time period. You...

Markets with the Largest and Smallest Employment Change

Fundamentals like employment and affordability are key to sustained housing recoveries.  Among the markets with the strongest improvements in employment over the 24-month period ending in June are Bismarck and Fargo, both of which have benefited from the oil...

Markets with the Largest Change in Homeownership Rate

The national homeownership rate peaked at 69% in 2004, but fell four percentage points to 65% in the 2nd quarter of 2013. Despite having experienced the large number of foreclosures in California and Florida, those states are not among...