Commentary  25919
4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Statistics: Georgia


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      93%

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
Georgia housing market for the 12 months ending with the 4th Quarter of 2018
is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Projection for Georgia is 93%. In other words,
when tested against historical data, the forecasting methodology was correct
93% of the time. Accordingly, LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability
for rising house prices in Georgia is 93% 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 Georgia Real Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      88%

The forecast for the trend in the Georgia housing market for the 3 years ending
with the 4th Quarter of 2020 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Prediction for
Georgia is 88%. In other words, when tested against historical data, the
forecasting methodology was correct 88% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Georgia is 88% 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 Georgia Real
Estate Market Forecast.




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


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     0.90%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7.1%
Last 5 Years                                     37%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6%
Last 20 Years                                   72%



Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988      2.75%
1989      3.08%
1990      -1.22%
1991      2.20%
1992      3.01%
1993      2.78%
1994      1.67%
1995      5.40%
1996      3.47%
1997      5.54%
1998      6.17%
1999      6.00%
2000      6.32%
2001      6.78%
2002      4.49%
2003      3.34%
2004      5.04%
2005      5.72%
2006      4.36%
2007      1.23%
2008      -4.42%
2009      -6.46%
2010      -4.44%
2011      -7.26%
2012      -1.75%
2013      5.24%
2014      6.66%
2015      6.48%
2016      6.76%
2017      7.07%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              0.90%         Rank: 19 of 51 (64th Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7.1%           Rank: 14 of 51 (74th Percentile)
Last 5 Years                              37%            Rank: 13 of 51 (76th Percentile)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6%              Rank: 32 of 51 (38th Percentile)
Last 20 Years                            72%            Rank: 38 of 51 (26th Percentile)


The change in home prices for Georgia are shown above for five time periods.
For example: Georgia appreciated 0.90% in the Last Quarter. At that rate, the
Georgia Real Estate Market was ranked 19th out of the 51 real estate markets
of all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia. Georgia was in the 64th
percentile. So Georgia performed better in the Last Quarter than 64% of these
51 real estate markets.

























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

The all time high in the Georgia Home Price Index was 347.6 in the 4th Quarter,
of 2017.  The Home Price Index indicates that the Georgia Market is up 6% over
the last 10 years. Home prices in the Georgia Real Estate Market have gained
7.07% over the last 12 months. Over the last thirty years, it is up 128%.

The 4th Quarter index value was 3.11 points higher than the 3rd Quarter, 2017
index value of 344.44, resulting in a 0.90% rise in the 4th Quarter for the
Georgia Market.

The Georgia Home Price Index has increased for the last 22 consecutive
quarters. The current record holder for consecutive increases in the Home
Price Index is Washington DC, with increases in the last 27 consecutive
quarters. The current record holders for consecutive declines in the Home Price
Index are North Dakota and Connecticut, with declines in the last 1 consecutive
quarters.

The highest annual change in the value of houses in the Georgia Real Estate
Market was 14% in the twelve months ended with the 1st Quarter of 1980. The
worst annual change in home values  in the Georgia Market was -10% in the
twelve months ended with the 1st Quarter of 2010.

The highest growth in home values in the Georgia Real Estate Market over a
three year period was 22% in the three years ended with the 3rd Quarter of
2016. The worst performance over a three year period in the Georgia Market
was -21% in the three years ended with the 1st Quarter of 2012.

This page provides a long term graph and commentary of the Georgia Home
Price Index.  Bookmark this page! Then LittleBigHomes.com's detailed research
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All calculations are based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for
the Georgia 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 Georgia 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: Georgia

The trend of Georgia 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.

Last Quarter:
During the 4th Quarter of 2017, Georgia Home Prices had a rank of 19, with
appreciation of 0.90%. 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, Georgia Home Prices had a rank of 14, with
appreciation during the year of 7.07%. The top performing market during the
last year was Nevada, with an increase of 11.7%. The worst real estate market
during that period was Connecticut, with appreciation of 1.2%.
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, Georgia Home Prices
ranked 13, with a total appreciation of 36.6%. The top performing real estate
market during the 5 year period was Nevada, with a growth in value of 82%.
The worst market during that period was Connecticut, with appreciation of 4%.
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, Georgia Home Prices
had a rank of 32, with appreciation during the decade of 6%. The top
performing market during the period was North Dakota, with a rise of 51%. The
worst real estate market during the 10 year time period was Connecticut, with
appreciation of -14%.
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, Georgia Home Prices
had a rank of 38, with total growth over the 20 year period of 72%. 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 Georgia 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 Georgia. 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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