Once again, Portland leads the nation in year-over-year appreciation for the sixth month in a row. Not a surprise based on the July numbers for us since summer is generally always the hottest price appreciation month each year. That being said, Portland numbers are slowing down based on the RMLS Market Action for August numbers. The Market Action had Portland go down in August by 1.7%. That is most likely a prediction that the numbers will go down as well for the Case Shiller Index next month.
However, we most likely will make the top three next month for the Case Shiller Index year-over-year appreciation even if the number goes down. Relax and let fall settle in. Cozy up to a warm blanket and hot cup of coffee as the market cools a bit seasonally as it always does. It does not mean that the home you just purchased a month or so ago has specifically lost value. Even if it does, we will bounce back as always in the Spring. Don’t let fear settle in as long term appreciation in real estate is always your best investment.
Finally, the chart Case Shiller put on the report this month for peak-to-trough and rebound percentages is the most interesting part of this report for Portland. I added Portland into the chart below for a little perspective.
S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller Indices Peak to Trough Analysis
|2006 Peak||2012 Trough||Current|
|Index||Level||Date||Level||Date||From Peak %||Level||From Trough %||From Peak %|
Portland was above the national level at its peak a year after the rest of the nation in July 2007 at 186.51. Then we crashed harder than all the averages in March of 2012 with a low of 129.01. However, we only crashed 30.8% which was 3.4% above the National Average and below the other two indices. Then “pow” we rebounded up 60.8% above that low from March 2012 and currently stand 11.2% above our all-time high from July 2007. So even if we lose a few points, Portland will still remain strong for real estate in the future. Yes, we will slow down as a typical real estate cycle, but the bubble is highly unlikely due to all the rules and regulations executed in the recession years.
- 1% up from last year
- 7% up from last month
20 city—(Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, LasVegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington.)
- 0% up from last year
- 6% up from last month
10 city—(Boston, Chicago, Denver, Vegas, LA, Florida, N.Y., San Diego, Miami, San Francisco)
- 2% up from last year
- 5% up from last month
Portland–#26 in population countrywide but included nonetheless. Take note.
- 12.4% up from last year
- 1.2% up from last year
The Full Report Here:case-shiller-september-27-2016
Broker/Portland Metro Market Analyst
Realty Trust Group