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2016-10-11 08:19:09
Will Our Market Remain Strong?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI) indicates that the Boulder/Denver Market housing prices are going to remain strong.  the FHFA HPI is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices. The HPI is a weighted, repeat-sales index, meaning that it measures average price changes in repeat sales or refinancings on the same properties. This information is obtained by reviewing repeat mortgage transactions on single-family properties whose mortgages have been purchased or securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac since January 1975.

The HPI serves as a timely, accurate indicator of house price trends at various geographic levels. Because of the breadth of the sample, it provides more information than is available in other house price indexes. It also provides housing economists with an improved analytical tool that is useful for estimating changes in the rates of mortgage defaults, prepayments and housing affordability in specific geographic areas.

Boulder is the top Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the country when the MSA’s are ranked by the highest rates of annual appreciation as of the second quarter of 2016 with annual appreciation at almost 15%, quarterly appreciation at almost 5% and a whopping 48.5% five year appreciation!  Aside from Boulder, Colorado also claimed three more of the top 10 spots with Greeley, Denver and Fort Collins seeing approximately 12% annual appreciation.

The Boulder MSA also remains the top MSA in the country for appreciation since the first quarter of 1991 while the Denver MSA is #2 and the Ft. Collins MSA is #7.

 
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