The median price for single-family homes in the U.S. dropped by $19,400 in the last quarter of 2022. However, prices for the year were up 4% overall.
Despite the decrease in home price growth, the data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reveals that prices in the metro areas exhibited a noteworthy increase of 90%. This paradoxical situation can be attributed to several factors that warrant closer examination. This unexpected trend can be attributed to several factors. According to the price rise in 2022, here are the 15 hottest markets in the USA.
Examining the Real Estate Market
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Farmington, New Mexico stands out as the metro area with the highest percentage of price rise among all the regions examined. With a median home price of $261,200, it remains below the national median of $378,700.
In 2022, the only market with a population of less than 50,000 residents where home prices increased by over 20%.
In 2022, notable price drops were recorded in San Francisco and San Jose, California. Here median home growth declined by 6.1% and 5.8% respectively.
Nevertheless, demand for homes remains strong, even with rising mortgage costs pricing out buyers, says Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist.
“Even with a projected reduction in home sales this year, prices are expected to remain stable in the vast majority of the markets due to minimal supply,” says Yun. “Moreover, there are signs that buyers are returning as mortgage rates decline, even with inventory levels near historic lows.”
While the US market experienced a decline in home prices during the last quarter, there was an overall growth throughout the year. With limited housing supply, stability is expected to persist in most markets, prompting a hopeful outlook for the future.