Home Archives August 2007 Northwest housing holds steady

Northwest housing holds steady

| Print |  Email
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Cumulative increase in house prices for various periods
and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over five years
All periods through 3/31/07 Q1 2007 1 Year 5 Years 5Y CAGR
ALASKA +1.4% +7.0% +53.7% +9.0%
Anchorage +1.4% +6.9% +57.0% +9.4%
Fairbanks +3.2% +7.4% +46.4% +7.9%
IDAHO +1.7% +12.3% +64.3% +10.4%
Boise-Nampa +2.0% +14.5% +70.9% +11.3%
Coeur d’Alene +1.3% +7.0% +89.2% +13.6%
Idaho Falls +3.8% +13.6% +45.5% +7.8%
Pocatello -0.6% +9.3% +40.3% +7.0%
MONTANA +2.5% +11.7% +62.2% +10.2%
Billings +0.7% +8.0% +46.0% +7.9%
Great Falls +2.6% +11.9% +41.3% +7.2%
OREGON +1.3% +10.8% +69.0% +11.1%
Bend +0.4% +13..7% +100.9% +15.0%
Corvallis +1.5% +13.9% +52.2% +8.8%
Eugene-Springfield +0.7% +9.0% +65.8% +10.6%
Medford-Ashland +0.6% +1.1% +86.4% +13.3%
Portland- Vancouver-Beaverton +1.3% +11.0% +67.4% +10.9%
Salem +1.9% +13.4% +53.0% +8.9%
WASHINGTON +1.9% +11.6% +67.2% +10.8%
Bellingham +1.9% +8.2% +85.8% +13.2%
Bremerton-Silverdale +2.2% +11.1% +85.2% +13.1%
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco -2.1% +3.4% +21.9% +4.0%
Longview +1.8% +12.9% +53.5% +8.9%
Olympia -0.2% +8.6% +73.2% +11.6%
Seattle-Bellevue +2.2% +12.6% +66.3% +10.7%
Spokane +2.2% +13.6% +66.4% +10.7%
Tacoma +1.5% +11.9% +76.1% +12.0%
CALIFORNIA -0.8% +1.2% +98.8% +14.7%
Los Angeles-Long Beach -0.3% +4.8% +124.5% +17.6%
San Francisco +0.3% +1.3% +56.9% +9.4%
San Jose -0.8% +2.3% +55.6% +9.2%
U.S. +0.5% +4.3% +53.5% +9.0%
SOURCE: Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (www.ofheo.gov)

Economic conditions remain much stronger in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West than elsewhere in the United States, at least if housing prices are an accurate guide.

All seven states with the highest increases in house prices in 12 months through the end of March are in one of those two areas. In order, they are Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, New Mexico and Oregon. Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina round out the Top 10.

The West also dominates the list of metro areas with the biggest price gains in 12 months through March. Top movers in the western states:  Boise-Nampa (No. 8), Corvallis (9), Bend (10), Spokane (11), Salem (13), Longview (14), Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (16), and Tacoma (19).

Washington’s house prices, fueled by booms in aerospace and software, remain especially strong. Five of the top 20 U.S. metro areas are in Washington. One-year price increases exceeded 10% in a majority of Washington’s ranked metro areas.

The table underscores the point: Prosperity is widespread in the Pacific Northwest, not confined to just a few areas. Who would have imagined that home prices would rise faster in Tacoma and Spokane than in the Seattle area — due in part to starting from a lower base?


— Excerpted from Marple’s Pacific Northwest Letter, editor Michael Parks. For information about this biweekly report on Northwest economic trends, visit www.marples.com.

 

More Articles

Tech makes the world go round

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


Read more...

Why I became an educator

News
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


Read more...

Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


Read more...

Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

BTNMarch14 tableBTNMarch14 line


BTNMarch14 piePDXBTNMarch14 pieUSA


Read more...

Spring thaw

News
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


Read more...

Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


Read more...

Green eyeshades in the ivory tower

News
Friday, April 04, 2014
EducationCosts BlogBY ERIC FRUITS

The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS