Housing Price Trends has updated the Standard price chart data with 2Q2018 housing price data. For this quarter, there were 10 BUY signals and 3 SELL signals. However, only 4 BUY signals occurred in the top 146 cities in which to invest, and 2 SELL signals occurred in the top 146 cities. This compares to the following for 2Q2016, 2 years ago: 7 BUY signals and 3 SELL signals (2 BUY, 1 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.
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI, one of the top 146 cities, just got a SELL signal. With the BUY signal occurring in 3Q2013, your investment would have made an average return of 33.6% (adjusted for inflation) per year over that almost 5-year period.
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