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  209.56
4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Statistics: Altoona, Pennsylvania


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      73%

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 4th Quarter of 2018 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Projection for Altoona is 73%. In other words, when tested against historical
data, the forecasting methodology was correct 73% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Altoona is 73% 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 Altoona Real
Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      85%

The forecast for the trend in the Altoona housing market for the 3 years ending
with the 4th Quarter of 2020 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Prediction for
Altoona is 85%. In other words, when tested against historical data, the
forecasting methodology was correct 85% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Altoona is 85% 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 Altoona Real
Estate Market Forecast.




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


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     -0.03%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6.0%
Last 5 Years                                     13%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Last 20 Years                                   84%
Decline From All Time High               0.03%


Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988        n/a
1989        n/a
1990        n/a
1991        n/a
1992        n/a
1993      9.18%
1994      10.98%
1995      3.06%
1996      -0.81%
1997      5.68%
1998      5.83%
1999      -3.44%
2000      7.30%
2001      7.48%
2002      4.01%
2003      1.67%
2004      8.21%
2005      4.63%
2006      4.06%
2007      3.82%
2008      0.41%
2009      2.04%
2010      1.98%
2011      0.44%
2012      1.31%
2013      0.34%
2014      4.63%
2015      -2.07%
2016      4.19%
2017      5.95%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              -0.03%        Rank: 265 of 381 (30th Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6.0%           Rank: 167 of 381 (56th Percentile)
Last 5 Years                              13%            Rank: 256 of 381 (32nd Percentile)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   21%            Rank: 62 of 381 (83rd Percentile)
Last 20 Years                            84%            Rank: 165 of 379 (56th Percentile)
Decline From All Time High        0.03%

The change in home prices for Altoona, PA are shown above for five time
periods. For example: Altoona appreciated -0.03% in the Last Quarter. At that
rate, the Altoona Real Estate Market was ranked 265th out of 381 metropolitan
Real Estate Markets. Altoona was in the 30th percentile. So Altoona, PA
performed better in the Last Quarter than 30% of the 381 metropolitan areas
covered in LittleBigHomes.com.

























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

The all time high in the Altoona Home Price Index was 202.9 in the 3rd Quarter,
of 2017. The 4th Quarter, 2017 index value was 202.9. That's a decline of 0.06
points or 0.03% below the Altoona Home Price Index all time high.  The Home
Price Index indicates that the Altoona Market is up 21% over the last 10 years.
Home prices in the Altoona Real Estate Market have gained 5.95% over the last
12 months.

The 4th Quarter index value was 0.06 points lower than the 3rd Quarter, 2017
index value of 202.93, resulting in a 0.03% decline for the 4th Quarter in the
Altoona Market.

The Altoona Home Price Index declined in the last quarter after increasing in
the previous quarter. The current record holders for consecutive declines in the
Home Price Index are Victoria, TX; Topeka, KS; Texarkana, TX-AR; Springfield,
MA and Peoria, IL, with declines in the last 2 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 26 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
4th Quarter, 2017 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 4th Quarter of 2017, Altoona Home Prices had a rank of 265, with
appreciation of -0.03%. The top performing real estate market during the 4th
Quarter was Gadsden, AL, with a rise of 13.11%. The worst market during that
period was Hinesville, GA, with appreciation of -6.79%.
The median for all cities during the 4th Quarter was 0.75%. The average for all
markets during the quarter was 0.69%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, Altoona Home Prices had a rank of 167, with
appreciation during the year of 5.95%. The top performing market during the
last year was Sebastian, FL, with an increase of 16.4%. The worst real estate
market during that period was Goldsboro, NC, with appreciation of -6.9%.
The median for all markets during this period was 5.37%. The average was
5.53%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended with the 4th Quarter of 2017, Altoona Home Prices
ranked 256, with a total appreciation of 13.5%. The top performing real estate
market during the 5 year period was Reno, NV, with a growth in value of 94%.
The worst market during that period was Goldsboro, NC, with appreciation of
-5%.
The median for all cities during this time period was 19%. The average over the
5 years was 25%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended in the 4th Quarter of 2017, Altoona Home Prices
had a rank of 62, with appreciation during the decade of 21%. The top
performing market during the period was Denver, CO, with a rise of 65%. The
worst real estate market during the 10 year time period was Atlantic City, NJ,
with appreciation of -27%.
The median for all markets during the last 10 years was 7%. The average for
the cities over that time frame was 8%.

Last 20 Years:
During the 20 years ended in the 4th Quarter of 2017, Altoona Home Prices
had a rank of 165, with total growth over the 20 year period of 84%. The top
performing real estate market during the period was San Francisco, CA, with an
increase of 280%. The worst market during the last 20 years was Saginaw, MI,
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 89%.

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 Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
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