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Effective Age Versus Actual Age

An Important Appraisal Question

James Siebers    |    Property Valuation

Older house with rennovations

Have you ever thought about how the components of your home contribute to the age of your home? The roof, siding, trim and windows, how long do they all last? How about the furnace and water heater? While electrical and plumbing fixtures, carpet, vinyl, flooring materials, counter tops and other interior decorating items may functionally last longer, their appearance and style may not....

Home Price Index Highlights: September 2016

National Home Prices Increased 6.3 Percent Year Over Year in September 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

HPI Blog Highlights
  • Home prices forecast to rise 5.2 percent over the next year.
  • The highest appreciation was in the West, with Oregon and Washington growing by double digits in September.
  • After adjusting for inflation, home prices are still 19.1 percent below their peak.

National home prices increased 6.3 percent year over year in September 2016, according to...

Home Price Index Highlights: August 2016

National Home Prices Increased 6.2 Percent Year Over Year in August 2016

Molly Boesel    |    Property Valuation

HPI Blog Highlights
  • Home prices forecast to rise 5.3 percent over the next year.
  • The highest appreciation was in the West, with Oregon and Washington growing by double digits in August.
  • The low-price tier showed the fastest appreciation of any price tier.

National home prices increased 6.2 percent year over year in August 2016, according to the latest...

Land Values Drive Home Price Volatility

David Stiff    |    Property Valuation

When homeowners think about the value of their properties they usually focus on the physical attributes of their houses and pay less attention to the land parcels on which their houses sit. This makes sense since most people spend more time inside their houses than in their backyards. But in many housing markets, especially expensive markets on the East and West Coasts, the values of...

Health of the Housing Market in the Top 100 Cities – Part II

13 Markets Overvalued Based on Fundamental and Speculative Metrics

Mark Liu    |    Property Valuation

21 Overvalued Markets based on CL Market Conditions

In Part I[1] of this series we evaluated the top 100 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) using CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators (price-to-income) and the price-to-rent metrics which classified 21 markets as overvalued. Figure 1 shows the distribution of these CBSAs. According to Joseph Stiglitz’s (1990)...

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