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Northeast Continues to Outpace West for Most May Home Price Growth

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Providence, Rhode Island experiences most growth; overall nationwide growth slows

Nationally, quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) home price growth remained steady at 1 percent from April. All data reported uses Clear Capital’s patent-pending QoQ measurement. This measurement uses the newest data to create timely indices in rolling quarter intervals, which significantly reduces multi-month lag time that may be experienced with other indices.

West Region

The West rose 0.1 percent to 1.3 percent QoQ growth for the month of May.

Las Vegas and San Jose, California continued as the West’s top performers, and both were among the top 15 performing metros nationwide. Las Vegas’ growth slowed from April, and rose 0.01 percent to 2.33 percent QoQ growth. San Jose, California rose 0.33 percent to 2.16 percent QoQ growth. Other metros that experienced growth and were among the 15 performing metros nationwide:

  • Seattle, Wash. rose 0.27 percent to 1.98 percent QoQ growth
  • Los Angeles, Calif. rose 0.11 percent to 1.52 percent QoQ growth
  • San Francisco, Calif. rose 0.27 percent to 1.49 percent QoQ growth
  • Phoenix, Ariz. rose 0.08 percent to 1.42 percent QoQ growth
  • Sacramento, Calif. rose 0.15 percent to 1.42 percent QoQ growth

Bakersfield, California fell 0.3 percent to 0.85 percent QoQ growth. Honolulu continued to experience negative growth, and rose 0.22 percent to negative 0.39 percent QoQ growth.

Northeast Region

The Northeast continued to outgrow the West with 1.4 percent QoQ growth for the month of May.

Providence, Rhode Island continued to lead the Northeast and was among the top 15 performing metros nationwide, rising a staggering 3.15 percent to 2.37 percent QoQ growth. Pittsburgh saw a rebound and rose 0.54 percent to 0.48 percent QoQ growth.

New York, N.Y. fell 0.08 percent to 1.31 percent QoQ growth

  • Philadelphia, Pa. fell 0.11 percent to 0.93 percent QoQ growth
  • Rochester, N.Y. fell 0.13 percent to 0.95 percent QoQ growth
  • Hartford, Conn. fell 0.08 percent to 0.84 percent QoQ growth

South Region

The South fell slightly to 0.7 percent QoQ growth for the month of May.

Metros that experienced growth and were among the 15 performing metros nationwide:

  • Atlanta, Ga. rose 0.19 percent to 1.58 percent QoQ growth
  • Nashville, Tenn. rose 0.2 percent to 1.57 percent QoQ growth

Memphis, Tennessee fell 0.15 percent to 1.09 percent QoQ growth. Among the South’s poor performers:

  • Miami, Fla. rose 0.01 percent to 1.06 percent QoQ growth
  • Raleigh, N.C. rose 0.09 percent to 1.01 percent QoQ growth
  • Birmingham, Ala. rose 0.32 percent to 0.66 percent QoQ growth

Metros that experienced negative growth and were among the bottom 15 performing metros nationwide:

  • New Orleans, La. fell 0.39 percent to negative 0.51 percent QoQ growth
  • San Antonio, Texas fell 0.44 percent to negative 0.37 percent QoQ growth
  • Virginia Beach, Va. fell 0.07 percent to negative 0.34 percent QoQ growth
  • Houston, Texas fell 0.59 percent to negative 0.33 percent QoQ growth

Midwest Region

The Midwest continued with strong QoQ growth of 1 percent for May.

Metros that experienced growth and were among the top 15 performing metros nationwide:

  • Columbus, Ohio rose 0.02 percent to 1.68 percent QoQ growth
  • Dayton, Ohio rose 0.2 percent to 1.65 percent QoQ growth
  • Detroit, Mich. rose 0.52 percent to 1.63 percent QoQ growth
  • Chicago, Ill. rose 0.05 percent to 1.41 percent QoQ growth

Cleveland, Ohio fell fell 0.01 percent to 1.54 percent QoQ growth, and Detroit fell 0.22 percent to 1.12 percent QoQ growth. The Midwest’s worst performers that were among the bottom 15 performing metros nationwide:

  • St. Louis, Miss. fell 0.03 percent to 0.97 percent QoQ growth
  • Cincinnati, Ohio fell 0.1 percent to 0.93 percent QoQ growth
  • Louisville, Ky. fell 0.03 percent to 0.58 percent QoQ growth
  • Milwaukee, Wis. fell 0.06 percent to 0.2 percent QoQ growth

Clear Capital May 2018 HDI Market ReportAbout the Clear Capital® Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report
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