Housing Price Trends has updated the Standard price chart data with 2Q2019 housing price data. For this quarter, there were 10 BUY signals and 14 SELL signals. However, no BUY signals occurred in the top 148 cities in which to invest, and 12 of the 14 SELL signals occurred in the top 148 cities. This compares to the following for 4Q2018: 3 BUY signals and 1 SELL signals. This is an enormous jump in the number of SELL signals in the top 148 cities. Remember the BUY signals that occur outside of the top 148 cities is not as meaningful, since those cities have prices that generally go up and down on much smaller amounts.
Of the 12 SELL signals in the top 148 cities, 9 were in California. Those cities were Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Oakland-Berkeley-Livermore, Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa-Petaluma.
This quarter we feature the Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA chart. This city had a SELL signal this quarter. If you had sold on this signal you would have attained a 29.3% annual return, adjusted for inflation on a 25% down payment purchase. If you had followed the Housing Price Trends System, you would have attained 42.0% annual return for the 1Q1988-1Q1991 period and 48.2% for the 3Q1999-4Q2006 period. That is profitable way to invest in real estate. Your profits using the Housing Price Trends System are exponentially greater than holding real estate for a small cash flow.
Housing Price Trends, using our proprietary BUY and SELL signals, helps protect you from downturns in the market, and captures optimal appreciation periods.