Commentary  25956
1st Quarter, 2018 Housing Statistics: Washington


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      90%

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
Washington housing market for the 12 months ending with the 1st Quarter of
2019 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Projection for Washington is 90%. In
other words, when tested against historical data, the forecasting methodology
was correct 90% of the time. Accordingly, LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the
probability for rising house prices in Washington is 90% during this period. If
this Housing Market Forecast is correct, home prices will be higher in the 1st
Quarter of 2019 than they were in the 1st Quarter of 2018. Check this page
each quarter for updates to the Washington Real Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      86%

The forecast for the trend in the Washington housing market for the 3 years
ending with the 1st Quarter of 2021 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Prediction for Washington is 86%. In other words, when tested against historical
data, the forecasting methodology was correct 86% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Washington is 86% during this period. If this Housing Market Forecast is
correct, home values will be higher in the 1st Quarter of 2021 than they were in
the 1st Quarter of 2018. Check this page each quarter for updates to the
Washington Real Estate Market Forecast.




Part 2: MARKET SUMMARY
1st Quarter, 2018 Housing Data: Washington


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     2.29%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11.7%
Last 5 Years                                     56%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Last 20 Years                                   151%



Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988      6.80%
1989      19.76%
1990      16.06%
1991      5.83%
1992      3.85%
1993      4.10%
1994      3.54%
1995      4.40%
1996      2.43%
1997      5.46%
1998      6.59%
1999      4.75%
2000      5.49%
2001      5.58%
2002      4.59%
2003      5.57%
2004      11.41%
2005      18.28%
2006      12.64%
2007      3.77%
2008      -6.19%
2009      -9.41%
2010      -4.61%
2011      -5.42%
2012      0.66%
2013      5.98%
2014      7.09%
2015      9.42%
2016      10.54%
2017      11.69%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              2.29%         Rank: 4 of 51 (94th Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11.7%          Rank: 3 of 51 (96th Percentile)
Last 5 Years                              56%            Rank: 5 of 51 (92nd Percentile)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   21%            Rank: 7 of 51 (88th Percentile)
Last 20 Years                            151%          Rank: 5 of 51 (92nd Percentile)


The change in home prices for Washington are shown above for five time
periods. For example: Washington appreciated 2.29% in the Last Quarter. At
that rate, the Washington Real Estate Market was ranked 4th out of the 51 real
estate markets of all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia. Washington
was in the 94th percentile. So Washington performed better in the Last Quarter
than 94% of these 51 real estate markets.

























Part 3: MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
1st Quarter, 2018 Housing Statistics: Washington

The data and analysis on this page pertains to Washington, hereinafter
referred to as "Washington". The all time high in the Washington Home Price
Index was 607.1 in the 1st Quarter, of 2018.  The Home Price Index indicates
that the Washington Market is up 21% over the last 10 years. Home prices in
the Washington Real Estate Market have gained 11.65% over the last 12
months. Over the last thirty years, it is up 398%.

The 1st Quarter index value was 13.59 points higher than the 4th Quarter,
2017 index value of 593.50, resulting in a 2.29% rise in the 1st Quarter for the
Washington Market.

The Washington Home Price Index has increased for the last 23 consecutive
quarters. The current record holder for consecutive increases in the Home
Price Index is Washington DC, with increases in the last 28 consecutive
quarters. The current record holders for consecutive declines in the Home Price
Index are North Dakota and Connecticut, with declines in the last 2 consecutive
quarters.

The highest annual change in the value of houses in the Washington Real
Estate Market was 27% in the twelve months ended with the 2nd Quarter of
1978. The worst annual change in home values  in the Washington Market was
-10% in the twelve months ended with the 1st Quarter of 2010.

The highest growth in home values in the Washington Real Estate Market over
a three year period was 49% in the three years ended with the 3rd Quarter of
2006. The worst performance over a three year period in the Washington
Market was -22% in the three years ended with the 2nd Quarter of 2011.

This page provides a long term graph and commentary of the Washington
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All calculations are based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for
the Washington 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 Washington 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
1st Quarter, 2018 Housing Data: Washington

The trend of Washington 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 Washington, hereinafter referred to
as "Washington".

Last Quarter:
During the 1st Quarter of 2018, Washington Home Prices had a rank of 4, with
appreciation of 2.29%. The top performing real estate market during the 1st
Quarter was Nevada, with a rise of 3.23%. The worst market during that period
was Alaska, with appreciation of -0.96%.
The median for all markets during the 1st Quarter was 1.11%. The average for
the quarter was 1.11%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, Washington Home Prices had a rank of 3, with
appreciation during the year of 11.65%. The top performing market during the
last year was Nevada, with an increase of 13.2%. The worst real estate market
during that period was North Dakota, with appreciation of 0.6%.
The median for all markets during this period was 5.98%. The average was
6.06%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended with the 1st Quarter of 2018, Washington Home Prices
ranked 5, with a total appreciation of 55.7%. The top performing real estate
market during the 5 year period was Nevada, with a growth in value of 83%.
The worst market during that period was Connecticut, with appreciation of 4%.
The median for all markets during this period was 21%. The average over the 5
years was 27%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended in the 1st Quarter of 2018, Washington Home Prices
had a rank of 7, with appreciation during the decade of 21%. The top
performing market during the period was Colorado, with a rise of 52%. 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 10%. The average over
that time frame was 12%.

Last 20 Years:
During the 20 years ended in the 1st Quarter of 2018, Washington Home Prices
had a rank of 5, with total growth over the 20 year period of 151%. The top
performing real estate market during the period was Washington DC, with an
increase of 347%. The worst market during the last 20 years was Ohio, with
appreciation of 41%.
The median for all markets during the last 20 years was 98%. The average  
over that period was 103%.

Historical research data on the Home Price Index for the Washington 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 Washington. 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 Saturday, August 18, 2018.
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