metro area Archive

Top Markets Where Renters Can Afford to Buy

The U.S. homeownership rate has slowly fallen in recent years to currently its lowest level since 1965[1]. After the recent housing downturn, it has been suggested that some are more hesitant to buy a home, and while data show...

Median Expected Price Change in Next 12 Months, By State, Based on January-March 2016 Surveys

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?” Among...

Regional Home Prices

Yesterday, we looked at the FHFA and Case-Shiller release focusing on national data trends. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional, state, and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases data...

Latest Employment Situation by State (April 2015)

The best state for job creation is Utah, which sped at 4.0 percent.  The West region is doing well with Washington, Nevada, Oregon, California, and Idaho making the top-ten list.  The South was also doing well with Florida, Georgia,...

Financial Characteristics of Housing at the Local Level

What are the financial characteristics of housing for your zip code, metro area and state? The American Community Survey produces data regarding the housing market at zip code, metro area and state level.  As we await the release of the...