Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

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In the current real estate climate, home prices are steadily climbing in most of America's top cities, making it an important time for potential buyers and sellers to stay informed. Rhonda Thomas Haight, Broker at Mountain Place Realty, and her team of experienced agents are keeping a close eye on these trends. They bring an unparalleled level of expertise to the Blue Ridge and northeast Georgia mountain area, providing valuable guidance for those considering buying or selling a home. The latest data shows that, after a period of stability, home prices began to rise again with the onset of the spring market. This trend is expected to continue, driven by persistent demand and a limited housing supply. For buyers, this might be the time to make a move before prices increase further. For sellers, the high demand and limited inventory could result in multiple offers and a quick sale.

Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities

Thinking about buying a home or selling your current one to find a better fit? If so, you might be wondering what's going on with home prices these days. Here's the scoop.

The latest national data from Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows they’re going up (see graphs below):

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As you can see, home prices were rising for most of 2023. But over the course of December and January, they were virtually flat – which is pretty normal for that time of year.

But here's what you need to know now. As of February, when the spring market kicked off, prices were on the rise again.

Home Prices Are Going Up in Most of America's Top Cities

After seeing a jump in home prices nationally in February, you might be wondering if they’re going up in your area, too. While it depends on where you live, prices are rising in 18 of the top 20 cities Case-Shiller reports on in the monthly price index (see chart below):

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Most experts also think home prices will keep rising and end the year on a high note. Forbes explains why:

“Even as mortgage rates have reached their highest level since November, persistent demand coupled with limited housing supply are key drivers pushing home values upward.”

How This Impacts You

  • For Buyers: If you’re ready, willing, and able to buy a home, purchasing before prices go up even more might be a smart choice, since home values are expected to keep climbing.
  • For Sellers: Prices are going up because there still aren’t enough homes available for sale right now compared to today’s buyer demand. So, if you work with an agent to price your house right, you might receive multiple offers and sell quickly. 

Bottom Line

The data shows home prices are increasing nationally. Chat with a local to see exactly what’s going on with prices in your neighborhood.

Home Prices Are Climbing in These Top Cities
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