Expected Price Growth Strongest in West and South Markets

REALTORS®  generally expect  a modest  increase in prices in the next 12 months , with the median expected price change at about 4 percent. This is based on responses gathered from the August-October 2013 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.

The graph below shows the median expected price change across the states which are grouped into those with “low”, “middle” and “high” price expectations[1].   States in the West and in the South expect the highest price increase in the range of about 4-8 percent. Tight inventory  continues to bolster prices in these areas.

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