Large, Small Markets See Diverging Pricing Trends

December 3, 2018

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A tale of two housing markets is unfolding nationwide, with homes in large cities seeing deep price cuts while those in smaller markets experience growth, according to®’s November housing report. “The housing market is a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ as the divergence widens between high-cost, large urban areas and smaller, more affordable markets,” says® Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “Buyers in large metros are seeing more homes on the market and listing prices decline, while those in smaller markets continued to see price increases.”

Twenty-two percent of listings nationwide saw price reductions last month, up from 19 percent a year ago, according to©. Forty of the 45 largest markets in the country saw more price reductions in November, with the most in:

  • San Jose, Calif. (up 16 percent)
  • Indianapolis (up 15 percent)
  • Seattle (up 12 percent)
  • San Francisco (up 9 percent)
  • San Diego (up 9 percent).

On the other hand, several smaller markets saw home prices still rising last month. For example, prices were on the rise in markets like Chattanooga, Tenn. (up 17 percent); Spokane, Wash. (up 15 percent); and Greensboro-High Point, N.C. (up 14 percent). chart. Visit source link at the end of the article for more information.


November Housing Market Is a ‘Tale of Two Markets,’”® (Nov. 30, 2018)