Altoona, PA - House Price Index (HPI)
Altoona Real Estate Market Forecast
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The House Price Index (HPI) shows changes in Altoona, PA single family home prices in logarithmic
scale. The March, 1995 index value equals 100.  Real estate forecasts, analysis, statistics and
appreciation rates are provided below.
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Altoona Real Estate Market: Trend Outlook, Analysis & Statistics
Commentary  971.56
1st Quarter, 2018 Housing Statistics: Altoona, Pennsylvania


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      74%

LittleBigHomes.com publishes forecasts for the trend in home prices in 380
Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The House Price Trend will be either UP or
DOWN. The forecast for the trend in the Altoona housing market for the 12
months ending with the 1st Quarter of 2019 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Projection for Altoona is 74%. In other words, when tested against historical
data, the forecasting methodology was correct 74% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Altoona is 74% 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 Altoona Real
Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      86%

The forecast for the trend in the Altoona housing market for the 3 years ending
with the 1st Quarter of 2021 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Prediction for
Altoona 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
Altoona 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 Altoona Real
Estate Market Forecast.




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


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     -2.04%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1.4%
Last 5 Years                                     8%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%
Last 20 Years                                   79%
Decline From All Time High               2.04%


Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988        n/a
1989        n/a
1990        n/a
1991        n/a
1992        n/a
1993      9.15%
1994      10.96%
1995      3.06%
1996      -0.82%
1997      5.68%
1998      5.82%
1999      -3.39%
2000      7.31%
2001      7.46%
2002      4.00%
2003      1.70%
2004      8.19%
2005      4.65%
2006      4.05%
2007      3.70%
2008      0.51%
2009      2.00%
2010      1.99%
2011      0.47%
2012      1.31%
2013      0.23%
2014      4.79%
2015      -2.18%
2016      4.30%
2017      5.96%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              -2.04%        Rank: 353 of 381 (7th Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1.4%           Rank: 343 of 381 (10th Percentile)
Last 5 Years                              8%              Rank: 336 of 381 (11th Percentile)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   16%            Rank: 107 of 381 (72nd Percentile)
Last 20 Years                            79%            Rank: 189 of 379 (50th Percentile)
Decline From All Time High        2.04%

The change in home prices for Altoona, PA are shown above for five time
periods. For example: Altoona appreciated -2.04% in the Last Quarter. At that
rate, the Altoona Real Estate Market was ranked 353rd out of 381 metropolitan
Real Estate Markets. Altoona was in the 7th percentile. So Altoona, PA
performed better in the Last Quarter than 7% of the 381 metropolitan areas
covered in LittleBigHomes.com.

























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

The all time high in the Altoona Home Price Index was 203.0 in the 4th Quarter,
of 2017. The 1st Quarter, 2018 index value was 198.8. That's a decline of 4.15
points or 2.04% below the Altoona Home Price Index all time high.  The Home
Price Index indicates that the Altoona Market is up 16% over the last 10 years.
Home prices in the Altoona Real Estate Market have gained 1.44% over the last
12 months.

The 1st Quarter index value was 4.15 points lower than the 4th Quarter, 2017
index value of 202.99, resulting in a 2.04% decline for the 1st Quarter in the
Altoona Market.

The Altoona Home Price Index declined in the last quarter after increasing in
the previous 2 quarters. The current record holders for consecutive declines in
the Home Price Index are Tallahassee, FL; Syracuse, NY; Sioux City, IA;
Shreveport, LA and Peoria, IL, with declines in the last 3 consecutive quarters.
The current record holders for consecutive increases in the Home Price Index
are Phoenix, AZ; Houston, TX and Boise City, ID, with increases in the last 27
consecutive quarters.

The highest annual change in the value of houses in the Altoona Real Estate
Market was 13% in the twelve months ended with the 2nd Quarter of 1994. The
worst annual change in home values  in the Altoona Market was -3% in the
twelve months ended with the 4th Quarter of 1999.

The highest growth in home values in the Altoona Real Estate Market over a
three year period was 26% in the three years ended with the 2nd Quarter of
1996. The worst performance over a three year period in the Altoona Market
was -1% in the three years ended with the 3rd Quarter of 2011.

This page provides a long term graph of the Altoona Home Price Index (above).
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All calculations are based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for
the Altoona 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 Altoona Real Estate Market and hundreds of
other cities. 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: Altoona, Pennsylvania

The trend of Altoona Home Prices relative to 380 other metropolitan areas is
detailed below. Each metropolitan area contains one or more cities. 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 1st Quarter of 2018, Altoona Home Prices had a rank of 353, with
appreciation of -2.04%. The top performing real estate market during the 1st
Quarter was Goldsboro, NC, with a rise of 9.78%. The worst market during that
period was Cumberland, MD, with appreciation of -9.30%.
The median for all cities during the 1st Quarter was 1.15%. The average for all
markets during the quarter was 0.97%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, Altoona Home Prices had a rank of 343, with
appreciation during the year of 1.44%. The top performing market during the
last year was Boise City, ID, with an increase of 15.3%. The worst real estate
market during that period was Farmington, NM, with appreciation of -6.0%.
The median for all markets during this period was 5.97%. The average was
5.82%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended with the 1st Quarter of 2018, Altoona Home Prices
ranked 336, with a total appreciation of 7.6%. The top performing real estate
market during the 5 year period was Reno, NV, with a growth in value of 90%.
The worst market during that period was Farmington, NM, with appreciation of
-4%.
The median for all cities during this time period was 20%. The average over the
5 years was 26%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended in the 1st Quarter of 2018, Altoona Home Prices
had a rank of 107, with appreciation during the decade of 16%. The top
performing market during the period was Denver, CO, with a rise of 69%. The
worst real estate market during the 10 year time period was Atlantic City, NJ,
with appreciation of -26%.
The median for all markets during the last 10 years was 8%. The average for
the cities over that time frame was 9%.

Last 20 Years:
During the 20 years ended in the 1st Quarter of 2018, Altoona Home Prices
had a rank of 189, with total growth over the 20 year period of 79%. The top
performing real estate market during the period was San Francisco, CA, with an
increase of 282%. The worst market during the last 20 years was Rockford, IL,
with appreciation of 18%.
The median for all cities during the last 20 years was 79%. The average for the
markets over that time frame was 88%.

Historical research data on the Home Price Index for the Altoona Real Estate
Market is available back to the 4th Quarter, of 1992. All calculations are based
on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for Altoona. 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 Thursday, June 7, 2018.
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