Veros Real Estate Solutions
is forecasting an average projected appreciation rate of 3.9 percent for residential real estate in the nation's largest 100 housing markets for 2020.
The new forecast is slightly above the rate predicted in the first three quarters of 2019. The top five markets for home price growth are in the Pacific Northwest: Spokane (up 10.1 percent), Idaho’s Boise City-Nampa metro (up 9.5 percent), Idaho Falls (8.4 percent), Longview, Wash. (8.2 percent) and Washington’s Kennewick-Pasco-Richland metro area (eight percent).
Eric Fox, Veros’ vice president of statistical and economic modeling, noted, “The sound fundamentals of the economy, low interest rates and strong levels of employment should result in moderate home-price appreciation with very few geographic pockets of weakness.”