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Sunny California Metros Are February’s Top Home Growth Performers

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February Home Growth 2018 Clear Capital HDI Market Report

West & Northeast Regions Maintain Steady Growth, Midwest Growth Declines

Nationally, quarter-over-quarter (QOQ) home price growth maintained a steady climb of 0.9 percent with distressed saturation continuing to drop to 10.2 percent, down from 10.3 percent in January.

Western Region

Strong regional growth was revealed in the West with a 1.1 percent QOQ growth rate for the month of February; however, the West is now tied with the Northeast region for highest growth.

Top metropolitans include San Jose, California and Las Vegas, Nevada who appear unwavering performers with 2.27 percent and 2.14 percent QOQ growth, respectively. Las Vegas continues with its solid QOQ growth up 0.13 percent, along with year-over-year (YOY) growth increasing 0.38 percent from January.

Of the top 15 highest performing metros, four are from the West:

  • Riverside, California – 1.63 percent
  • Seattle, Washington – 1.44 percent
  • San Francisco, California – 1.39 percent
  • Bakersfield, California – 1.21 percent

Honolulu, Hawaii remained relatively unchanged with 0.60 percent QOQ growth, only down 0.01 percent from January. Oxnard, California also saw improvements for the month of February, up 0.12 percent to 0.59 percent QOQ growth.

Northeast Region

The Northeast maintains a foothold on regional home price appreciation with 1.1 percent QOQ growth for the month of February. Notable Northeast performers in February include:

  • Providence, Rhode Island made a rebound from January’s low and is up 0.55 percent to 2.05 percent QOQ growth.
  • New York, New York fell only slightly to 1.22 percent QOQ growth, down 0.03 percent from January, but still among the top 15 performing metros.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania also made gains, up 0.15 percent to 0.59 percent QOQ growth.

In the poorest performing top 15 metros was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with 0.06 percent QOQ growth, down 0.09 percent.

South Region

The South has settled on 0.7 percent QOQ growth and has neither improved or declined from the previous month of January. Top movers in the Southern regions featured:

  • Memphis, Tennessee continuing its streak as the South’s top performer with 1.45 percent QOQ growth, despite a small decline from 0.30 percent in January.
  • Tampa, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana reserved spots in the top 15 with QOQ growth of 1.36 percent and 1.33 percent, respectively.
  • Dallas, Texas saw a large increase, up 0.21 percent to 1.39 percent QOQ growth for February.

In the bottom performing 15 metros, eight were from the South region:

  1. Washington, D.C. –  0.78 percent, a gain of 0.13 percent
  2. Houston, Texas – 0.77 percent, a gain of 0.12 percent
  3. Orlando, Florida – 0.77 percent
  4. Richmond, Virginia – 0.71 percent

Four of the eight bottom performing metropolitan areas experienced negative growth:

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina – 0.71 percent, negative growth at 0.09 percent
  2. Birmingham, Alabama – 0.50 percent, negative growth at 0.19 percent
  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia – 0.45 percent, negative growth at 0.25 percent
  4. San Antonio, Texas – 0.38 percent, negative growth at 0.06 percent

Midwest Region

The Midwest region dipped slightly, down 0.1 percent to 0.8 percent QOQ growth for February. Detroit continues to experience solid growth for the month with QOQ growth rate of 1.73 percent. Additionally, Dayton and Cleveland, Ohio came in at 1.46 percent and 1.42 percent, respectively, and a gain of 0.19 percent. The Midwest’s lower performers were Louisville, Kentucky at 0.55 percent, down 0.12 percent from January. Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.76 percent) and Cincinnati, Ohio (0.72 percent) were also among the bottom 15.

The Clear Capital February’s HDI report features the top 15 appreciating and depreciating MSAs based on quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year data, as well as national performance based on four separate regions: West, Midwest, South and Northeast.

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