Boston, MA - House Price Index (HPI)
Boston Real Estate Market Forecast
The House Price Index (HPI) shows changes in Boston-Quincy, MA 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.
Boston Real Estate Market: Trend Outlook, Analysis & Statistics
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1st Quarter, 2018 Housing Statistics: Boston, Massachusetts


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      81%

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 Boston housing market for the 12
months ending with the 1st Quarter of 2019 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Projection for Boston is 81%. In other words, when tested against historical
data, the forecasting methodology was correct 81% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Boston is 81% 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 Boston Real
Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      78%

The forecast for the trend in the Boston housing market for the 3 years ending
with the 1st Quarter of 2021 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend Prediction for
Boston is 78%. In other words, when tested against historical data, the
forecasting methodology was correct 78% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Boston is 78% 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 Boston Real
Estate Market Forecast.




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


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     1.83%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7.8%
Last 5 Years                                     32%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19%
Last 20 Years                                   158%



Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988      3.14%
1989      -0.12%
1990      -8.25%
1991      -2.48%
1992      -0.76%
1993      0.98%
1994      -1.45%
1995      5.14%
1996      3.82%
1997      5.94%
1998      8.60%
1999      13.76%
2000      15.00%
2001      11.95%
2002      13.51%
2003      11.03%
2004      10.85%
2005      6.20%
2006      -2.13%
2007      -4.60%
2008      -5.47%
2009      -4.28%
2010      0.00%
2011      -1.84%
2012      0.42%
2013      3.86%
2014      5.80%
2015      4.93%
2016      5.95%
2017      6.87%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              1.83%         Rank: 128 of 381 (66th Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7.8%           Rank: 105 of 381 (72nd Percentile)
Last 5 Years                              32%            Rank: 112 of 381 (70th Percentile)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   19%            Rank: 80 of 381 (79th Percentile)
Last 20 Years                            158%          Rank: 32 of 379 (91st Percentile)


The change in home prices for Boston, MA are shown above for five time
periods. For example: Boston appreciated 1.83% in the Last Quarter. At that
rate, the Boston Real Estate Market was ranked 128th out of 381 metropolitan
Real Estate Markets. Boston was in the 66th percentile. So Boston, MA
performed better in the Last Quarter than 66% of the 381 metropolitan areas
covered in LittleBigHomes.com.

























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

The data and analysis on this page pertains to Boston, MA, hereinafter referred
to as "Boston". The all time high in the Boston Home Price Index was 301.0 in
the 1st Quarter, of 2018.  The Home Price Index indicates that the Boston
Market is up 19% over the last 10 years. Home prices in the Boston Real Estate
Market have gained 7.76% over the last 12 months. Over the last thirty years, it
is up 174%.

The 1st Quarter index value was 5.42 points higher than the 4th Quarter, 2017
index value of 295.54, resulting in a 1.83% rise in the 1st Quarter for the
Boston Market.

The Boston Home Price Index has increased for the last 23 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 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 highest annual change in the value of houses in the Boston Real Estate
Market was 30% in the twelve months ended with the 4th Quarter of 1985. The
worst annual change in home values  in the Boston Market was -8% in the
twelve months ended with the 4th Quarter of 1990.

The highest growth in home values in the Boston Real Estate Market over a
three year period was 91% in the three years ended with the 1st Quarter of
1987. The worst performance over a three year period in the Boston Market
was -14% in the three years ended with the 3rd Quarter of 2009.

This page provides a long term graph of the Boston Home Price Index (above).
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All calculations are based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for
the Boston 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 Boston 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: Boston, Massachusetts

The trend of Boston 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. The data and analysis on this page pertains
to Boston, MA, hereinafter referred to as "Boston".

Last Quarter:
During the 1st Quarter of 2018, Boston Home Prices had a rank of 128, with
appreciation of 1.83%. 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, Boston Home Prices had a rank of 105, with
appreciation during the year of 7.76%. 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, Boston Home Prices
ranked 112, with a total appreciation of 32.3%. 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, Boston Home Prices had
a rank of 80, with appreciation during the decade of 19%. 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, Boston Home Prices had
a rank of 32, with total growth over the 20 year period of 158%. 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 Boston Real Estate
Market is available back to the 1st Quarter, of 1978. All calculations are based
on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for Boston. 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 Monday, June 11, 2018.
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