Commentary  25915
4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Statistics: Connecticut


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      82%

LittleBigHomes.com publishes forecasts for the trend in home prices in all 50
states, the District of Columbia and 380 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The
House Price Trend will be either UP or DOWN. The forecast for the trend in the
Connecticut housing market for the 12 months ending with the 4th Quarter of
2018 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Projection for Connecticut is 82%. In
other words, when tested against historical data, the forecasting methodology
was correct 82% of the time. Accordingly, LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the
probability for rising house prices in Connecticut is 82% during this period. If
this Housing Market Forecast is correct, home prices will be higher in the 4th
Quarter of 2018 than they were in the 4th Quarter of 2017. Check this page
each quarter for updates to the Connecticut Real Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      77%

The forecast for the trend in the Connecticut housing market for the 3 years
ending with the 4th Quarter of 2020 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Prediction for Connecticut is 77%. In other words, when tested against historical
data, the forecasting methodology was correct 77% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Connecticut is 77% during this period. If this Housing Market Forecast is
correct, home values will be higher in the 4th Quarter of 2020 than they were in
the 4th Quarter of 2017. Check this page each quarter for updates to the
Connecticut Real Estate Market Forecast.




Part 2: MARKET SUMMARY
4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Data: Connecticut


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     -0.12%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1.2%
Last 5 Years                                     4%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -14%
Last 20 Years                                   74%
Decline From All Time High               15.06%


Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988      3.23%
1989      -1.69%
1990      -8.02%
1991      -1.74%
1992      -1.27%
1993      -1.02%
1994      -5.50%
1995      3.26%
1996      -0.77%
1997      3.21%
1998      5.30%
1999      5.85%
2000      8.36%
2001      9.12%
2002      10.18%
2003      9.20%
2004      12.52%
2005      11.10%
2006      2.47%
2007      -1.04%
2008      -6.25%
2009      -5.27%
2010      -1.03%
2011      -3.26%
2012      -2.03%
2013      -1.67%
2014      1.39%
2015      0.98%
2016      1.83%
2017      1.24%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              -0.12%        Rank: 50 of 51 (2nd Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1.2%           Rank: 51 of 51 (Last Place)
Last 5 Years                              4%              Rank: 51 of 51 (Last Place)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   -14%           Rank: 51 of 51 (Last Place)
Last 20 Years                            74%            Rank: 35 of 51 (32nd Percentile)
Decline From All Time High        15.06%

The change in home prices for Connecticut are shown above for five time
periods. For example: Connecticut appreciated -0.12% in the Last Quarter. At
that rate, the Connecticut Real Estate Market was ranked 50th out of the 51
real estate markets of all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia.
Connecticut was in the 2nd percentile. So Connecticut performed better in the
Last Quarter than 2% of these 51 real estate markets.

























Part 3: MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Statistics: Connecticut

The data and analysis on this page pertains to Connecticut, hereinafter
referred to as "Connecticut". The all time high in the Connecticut Home Price
Index was 473.7 in the 1st Quarter, of 2007. The 4th Quarter, 2017 index value
was 402.3. That's a decline of 71.34 points or 15.06% below the Connecticut
Home Price Index all time high.  The Home Price Index indicates that the
Connecticut Market is down 14% over the last 10 years. Home prices in the
Connecticut Real Estate Market have gained 1.24% over the last 12 months.
Over the last thirty years, it is up 56%.

The 4th Quarter index value was 0.49 points lower than the 3rd Quarter, 2017
index value of 402.81, resulting in a 0.12% decline for the 4th Quarter in the
Connecticut Market.

The Connecticut Home Price Index declined in the last quarter after increasing
in the previous 2 quarters. That makes Connecticut the current record holder
for consecutive quarterly declines in the Home Price Index (along with North
Dakota; which also had 1 consecutive quarterly declines). The current record
holder for consecutive increases in the Home Price Index is Washington DC,
with increases in the last 27 consecutive quarters.

The highest annual change in the value of houses in the Connecticut Real
Estate Market was 30% in the twelve months ended with the 1st Quarter of
1979. The worst annual change in home values  in the Connecticut Market was
-8% in the twelve months ended with the 4th Quarter of 1990.

The highest growth in home values in the Connecticut Real Estate Market over
a three year period was 81% in the three years ended with the 4th Quarter of
1987. The worst performance over a three year period in the Connecticut
Market was -14% in the three years ended with the 1st Quarter of 2011.

This page provides a long term graph and commentary of the Connecticut
Home Price Index.  Bookmark this page! Then LittleBigHomes.com's detailed
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All calculations are based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for
the Connecticut Market. The terms House Price Index and Home Price Index, as
used in this site, refer to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House
Price Index.

Significant time is required to research quarterly sales price and appraisal data
from mortgage transactions in the Connecticut Real Estate Market. As a result,
Home Price data is not available for a number of months after the end of each
quarter.



Part 4: APPRECIATION RATES & RANKINGS
4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Data: Connecticut

The trend of Connecticut Home Prices relative to 50 states and the District of
Columbia is detailed below. Five different time periods are reviewed.  Each
paragraph identifies the top and bottom performing markets as well as the
average and median performance for all cities during each time period. The
data and analysis on this page pertains to Connecticut, hereinafter referred to
as "Connecticut".

Last Quarter:
During the 4th Quarter of 2017, Connecticut Home Prices had a rank of 50, with
appreciation of -0.12%. The top performing real estate market during the 4th
Quarter was Nevada, with a rise of 2.66%. The worst market during that period
was North Dakota, with appreciation of -0.47%.
The median for all markets during the 4th Quarter was 0.82%. The average for
the quarter was 0.83%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, Connecticut Home Prices had the worst performance
in the country, with appreciation during the year of 1.24%. The top performer
during the last year was Nevada, with appreciation of 11.7%.
The median for all markets during this period was 5.46%. The average was
5.69%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended with the 4th Quarter of 2017, Connecticut Home Prices
had the worst performance in the country, with a total appreciation of 3.8%. The
top performer during the 5 year period was Nevada, with appreciation of 82%.
The median for all markets during this period was 20%. The average over the 5
years was 27%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended in the 4th Quarter of 2017, Connecticut Home
Prices had the worst performance in the country, with appreciation during the
decade of -14%. The top performer during the period was North Dakota, with
appreciation of 51%.
The median for all markets over the last 10 years was 9%. The average over
that time frame was 10%.

Last 20 Years:
During the 20 years ended in the 4th Quarter of 2017, Connecticut Home
Prices had a rank of 35, with total growth over the 20 year period of 74%. The
top performing real estate market during the period was Washington DC, with
an increase of 358%. The worst market during the last 20 years was Ohio, with
appreciation of 42%.
The median for all markets during the last 20 years was 96%. The average  
over that period was 103%.

Historical research data on the Home Price Index for the Connecticut Real
Estate Market is available back to the 1st Quarter, of 1975. All calculations are
based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for Connecticut. Real
estate appreciation figures represent total net increase or decrease over each
time period. (Unless specifically stated, the figures do not represent annual or
quarterly rates of change.)



Data Source for Commentary & Charts: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Updated Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
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