Cambridge Real Estate Market Forecast
Cambridge, MA - House Price Index (HPI)
The House Price Index (HPI) shows changes in Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, 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.
Cambridge Real Estate Market: Trend Outlook, Analysis & Statistics
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4th Quarter, 2017 Housing Statistics: Cambridge, Massachusetts


Part 1: HOUSING MARKET FORECAST

12 Month Forecast:        UP
Forecast Accuracy:      85%

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 Cambridge housing market for the 12
months ending with the 4th Quarter of 2018 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Projection for Cambridge 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
Cambridge is 85% 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 Cambridge
Real Estate Market Forecast.


3 Year Forecast:            UP
Forecast Accuracy:      80%

The forecast for the trend in the Cambridge housing market for the 3 years
ending with the 4th Quarter of 2020 is UP. The Accuracy of the Trend
Prediction for Cambridge is 80%. In other words, when tested against historical
data, the forecasting methodology was correct 80% of the time. Accordingly,
LittleBigHomes.com estimates that the probability for rising house prices in
Cambridge is 80% 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 Cambridge
Real Estate Market Forecast.




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


Historical Home Price Appreciation
Last Quarter                                     0.75%
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7.1%
Last 5 Years                                     32%
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21%
Last 20 Years                                   147%



Annual Home Price Appreciation Rates
1988      2.04%
1989      0.21%
1990      -7.95%
1991      -2.56%
1992      0.15%
1993      1.65%
1994      -0.57%
1995      5.06%
1996      4.16%
1997      6.31%
1998      8.27%
1999      13.86%
2000      14.71%
2001      10.93%
2002      10.57%
2003      8.13%
2004      9.31%
2005      5.77%
2006      -2.17%
2007      -3.78%
2008      -4.88%
2009      -3.09%
2010      0.22%
2011      -1.27%
2012      0.64%
2013      5.01%
2014      5.38%
2015      5.40%
2016      5.51%
2017      7.15%


Real Estate Appreciation, Rank & Percentile
Last Quarter                              0.75%         Rank: 190 of 381 (50th Percentile)
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7.1%           Rank: 118 of 381 (69th Percentile)
Last 5 Years                              32%            Rank: 104 of 381 (72nd Percentile)
Last 10 Years  . . . . . . . . . . . .   21%            Rank: 57 of 381 (85th Percentile)
Last 20 Years                            147%          Rank: 37 of 379 (90th Percentile)


The change in home prices for Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA are shown
above for five time periods. For example: Cambridge appreciated 0.75% in the
Last Quarter. At that rate, the Cambridge Real Estate Market was ranked 190th
out of 381 metropolitan Real Estate Markets. Cambridge was in the 50th
percentile. So Cambridge, MA performed better in the Last Quarter than 50% of
the 381 metropolitan areas covered in LittleBigHomes.com.

























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

The data and analysis on this page pertains to
Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA, hereinafter referred to as "Cambridge".
The all time high in the Cambridge Home Price Index was 284.1 in the 4th
Quarter, of 2017.  The Home Price Index indicates that the Cambridge Market is
up 21% over the last 10 years. Home prices in the Cambridge Real Estate
Market have gained 7.15% over the last 12 months. Over the last thirty years, it
is up 167%.

The 4th Quarter index value was 2.11 points higher than the 3rd Quarter, 2017
index value of 281.97, resulting in a 0.75% rise in the 4th Quarter for the
Cambridge Market.

The Cambridge 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 26 consecutive quarters. 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 highest annual change in the value of houses in the Cambridge Real
Estate Market was 30% in the twelve months ended with the 2nd Quarter of
1979. The worst annual change in home values  in the Cambridge Market was
-8% in the twelve months ended with the 1st Quarter of 1991.

The highest growth in home values in the Cambridge Real Estate Market over a
three year period was 91% in the three years ended with the 2nd Quarter of
1986. The worst performance over a three year period in the Cambridge Market
was -11% in the three years ended with the 3rd Quarter of 2009.

This page provides a long term graph of the Cambridge Home Price Index
(above). For information about Massachusetts home values, click Real Estate
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LittleBigHomes.com's detailed research and statistics about Cambridge Home
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All calculations are based on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for
the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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: Cambridge, Massachusetts

The trend of Cambridge 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 Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA, hereinafter referred to as "Cambridge".

Last Quarter:
During the 4th Quarter of 2017, Cambridge Home Prices had a rank of 190,
with appreciation of 0.75%. 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, Cambridge Home Prices had a rank of 118, with
appreciation during the year of 7.15%. 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, Cambridge Home Prices
ranked 104, with a total appreciation of 31.9%. 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, Cambridge Home Prices
had a rank of 57, 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, Cambridge Home Prices
had a rank of 37, with total growth over the 20 year period of 147%. 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 Cambridge Real Estate
Market is available back to the 3rd Quarter, of 1977. All calculations are based
on the quarterly value of the House Price Index for Cambridge. 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 Friday, March 16, 2018.
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