Get free access to our world class MLS search tools, save your favorite listings, create saved searches & much more!

Average U.S. home has gained $55k in value since housing bust

Posted by Mastura Zaini-Roberts on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 9:15am.

But some markets have yet to fully recover from the crisis

The U.S. housing market has gained back all $9 trillion in value lost during the 2007 recession, according to a recent Zillow report. Furthermore, the average U.S. home is now worth $55,200 more than it was at the bottom of the housing bust.

Zillow says West Coast markets have fared the best since 2007, thanks to robust job growth and low inventory that has pushed home values up. On the other hand, The Sand States (California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada), excluding California, have yet to fully recover from the disproportionate impact the housing bust had on them.

The median home in San Jose and Las Vegas dropped $190,000 in value during the recession, but today, homes in Las Vegas have only regained $130,000 in value — leaving a $60,000 gap. Meanwhile, the median home price in San Jose is $615,000, three times the value that was lost.

During the recession, San Francisco homes lost $225,000 in value, but now, homes have gained 91.7 percent of their value back from the December 2012 crisis low, bringing the median home value to $435,700. Los Angeles and San Diego have experienced relatively strong recoveries with homes gaining back 64.5 and 62.6 percent of their value from the crisis low, respectively.

Meanwhile, Zillow classifies Denver as an outlier that didn’t experience much of a housing bust, since home values only fell 9 percent. But Denver median home values have climbed to $379,500 — 61 percent higher than the highest value reached during the mid-2000s bubble.

“A decade after the financial crisis, the scars of the housing bust are still with us,” said Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas in a press release. “The gap between the metros with the strongest and weakest housing market recoveries is as wide as it has ever been.”

“The California Bay Area’s housing recovery stands out when compared to other markets that saw similar home value appreciation because it has more than regained all of its lost value,” Terrazas added. “Strong, high-paying job markets and persistently limited inventory sent prices skyrocketing, leading to the Bay Area having the most valuable housing markets in the country.”

See the rest of the list here.

Article image credited to David Sawyer / flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

 

Mastura Roberts
(702) 919-5400
offers@greatlasvegashomes.com

Team Leader, The Tonnesen Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada
3185 St Rose Pkwy #100 Henderson, NV 89052

With over 30 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"



Related Blog Posts

Just Sold Las Vegas Home – 4926 Marasco Drive Las Vegas, NV 89122

This charming one-story home on a cul-de-sac in the lovely, age-restricted, gated community of Silver Springs Sterling has a new owner! Although probate sales can often be problematic, this one closed with no difficulties due to the efforts of agent, Melodi Hunter and the #1 Tonnesen Team at Berkshire Hathaway Nevada...

Condo Hotel Loans AND Foreign National Investor Loans are Back!

We finally found a reputable lender with low fees and good rates that can do foreign national investor loans AND/OR loans on condo hotels. This is a "make sense" lender that can do portfolio loans outside the box. They have non warrantable condos and condo hotel financing for US citizens with 20% down payment, min...

How to Handle a Low House Appraisal and Not Lose Your Dream Home

It's disheartening when a house appraisal comes back lower than the purchase price you and the seller agreed on. Your loan will cover only the appraised value of the home, so having to cover tens of thousands of dollars more than you anticipated could throw a serious wrench in the plan. Here's w...

Henderson Nevada in Top 20 Safe Cities of 2012

          The results from the FBI crime statistics are in, and Henderson Nevada made the 2012 list of the top 20 safest cities to live in the United States. Statistics took into account the size of the population vs the number of violent crimes, including rape and murder. Ironically, in 2008 Henderson also mad...

Tired of Losing out to Cash Buyers?

Tired of losing out to cash buyers on the Las Vegas homes of your dreams? You must get completely pre-approved for a loan before submitting an offer, and you must be able to close quickly once that offer has been submitted. So we found a mortgage lender who could help our clients compete in multiple offer situations.So...

Leave a Comment

Have a Question?

Contact Us

Follow Us