Housing Price Trends has updated the Standard price chart data with 4Q2016 housing price data. For this quarter, there were 4 BUY signals and 3 SELL signals. However, only 2 BUY signals occurred in the top 146 cities in which to invest, and 1 SELL signal occurred in the top 146 cities. This compares to the following for 3Q2016: 9 BUY signals and 4 SELL signals (2 BUY, 3 SELL signals in the top 146 cities).
Walla Walla, WA had a BUY signal. Walla Walla had a good run in the 1990's with a BUY signal in 4Q1992 and a SELL signal in 4Q1995, for an average annual return of 27.6%, adjusted for inflation (and assuming 25% down payment). They had another good period of appreciation: BUY signal in 1Q2004 and a SELL signal in 1Q2008, with an average annual return of 22.5%, adjusted for inflation). Both SELL signals occurred before prices declined. Housing Price Trends, using our proprietary BUY and SELL signals, helps protect you from downturns in the market, and captures optimal appreciation periods.