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U.S. Homes Gain $1.9 Trillion in Value in 2013; Largest Gain Since 2005

Thursday, December 19, 2013

U.S. Homes Gain $1.9 Trillion in Value in 2013; Largest Gain Since 2005

08:00 EST Thursday, December 19, 2013

Total Value of U.S. Housing Stock Jumps for Second Straight Year; Almost Half of Cumulative Value Lost Between 2007-2011 Has Been Recovered, According to Zillow

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Homes nationwide are expected to gain almost $1.9 trillion in cumulative value in 2013, the second consecutive annual gain and the largest since 2005, according to an analysis of Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports.

Gains were calculated by measuring the difference between cumulative home values as of the end of 2012 and anticipated cumulative home values at the end of 2013. The overall value of all homes in the U.S. at the end of 2013 is expected to be approximately $25.7 trillion, up 7.9 percent from the end of 2012. Last year, cumulative home values rose 3.9 percent from 2011.

The gain in cumulative home values is the second annual gain in a row, after home values fell every year from 2007 through 2011. Between 2007 and 2011, the total value of the U.S. housing stock fell by $6.3 trillion. Over the past two years, U.S. homes have gained back $2.8 trillion, or about 44% of the total value lost during the recession.

"In 2013, the housing market continued to build on the positive momentum that began in 2012, after the housing market bottomed. Low mortgage rates and an improving economy helped bring buyers into the market, boosting demand and driving prices up," said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. "We expect these gains to continue into next year, though at a slower pace. The housing market is transitioning away from the robust bounce off the bottom we've been seeing, toward a more sustainable, healthier market. This will result in annual appreciation closer to historic norms of between 3 percent and 5 percent."

Almost 90 percent of the 485 total metro areas analyzed nationwide experienced home value gains in 2013. Of the 30 largest metros, those with the largest gains in overall value as measured by total dollar volume include Los Angeles ($323.1 billion), San Francisco ($159.2 billion), New York ($123.1 billion), Miami ($83.3 billion) and San Diego ($71.5 billion).

METRO

Projected Value, All Homes Year-End 2013

Projected Home Value Gain/(Loss) 2013

Home Value Gain/(Loss) 2012

United States

$25.7 trillion

 $1.89 trillion

 $885 billion

New York, NY

$1.9 trillion

 $123.1 billion

 ($3.5 billion)

Los Angeles, CA

$2.2 trillion

 $323.1 billion

 $117.8 billion

Chicago, IL

$687.5 billion

 $58.6 billion

 ($8 billion)

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

$339.5 billion

 $18.7 billion

 $17.8 billion

Philadelphia, PA

$540.5 billion

 $19.5 billion

 ($6.7 billion)

Houston, TX

$307.2 billion

 $18.7 billion

 $6.4 billion

Washington, DC

$890.3 billion

 $64.5 billion

 $26.1 billion

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

$646.8 billion

 $83.3 billion

 $49.5 billion

Atlanta, GA

$332 billion

 $39.1 billion

 $869.5 million

Boston, MA

$568.5 billion

 $45.6 billion 

 $20.1 billion

San Francisco, CA

$987.2 billion

 $159.2 billion

 $87.7 billion

Detroit, MI

$247.2 billion

 $33.5 billion

 $19.6 billion

Riverside, CA

$370.1 billion

 $71.5 billion

 $20.1 billion

Phoenix, AZ

$383.5 billion

 $36.1 billion

 $59.6 billion

Seattle, WA

$427.8 billion

 $43.6 billion

 $22.7 billion

Minneapolis-St Paul, MN

$281.4 billion

 $25.4 billion

 $18 billion

San Diego, CA

$507.5 billion

 $71.5 billion

 $32 billion

St. Louis, MO

$170.5 billion

 $2.4 billion

 $4.6 billion

Tampa, FL

$204.5 billion

 $25.7 billion

 $10.2 billion

Baltimore, MD

$302.7 billion

 $14.5 billion

 $2.4 billion

Denver, CO

$265.1 billion

 $21.9 billion

 $18.6 billion

Pittsburgh, PA

$131.2 billion

 $6.6 billion

 $2.8 billion

Portland, OR

$216.7 billion

 $22.8 billion

 $10.1 billion

Sacramento, CA

$236.9 billion

 $40.7 billion

 $16.4 billion

San Antonio, TX

$107 billion

 $1.9 billion

 ($3.5 billion)

Orlando, FL

$149 billion

 $21.3 billion

 $8.7 billion

Cincinnati, OH

$115.7 billion

 $5.7 billion

 $420.5 million

Cleveland, OH

$105.4 billion

 $3.3 billion

 $942.1 million

Kansas City, MO

$115.6 billion

 $2 billion

 $1.9 billion

Las Vegas, NV

$146.7 billion

 $31.4 billion

 $10.8 billion

About Zillow:Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) operates the largest home-related marketplaces on mobile and the Web, with a complementary portfolio of brands and products that help people find vital information about homes, and connect with the best local professionals. In addition, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow's Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries. Dr. Humphries and his team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering more than 350 markets at Zillow Real Estate Research. Zillow also sponsors the quarterly Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, which asks more than 100 leading economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists to predict the path of the Zillow Home Value Index over the next five years. The Zillow, Inc. portfolio includes Zillow.com®, Zillow Mobile, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Rentals, Zillow Digs?, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions®, Agentfolio?, Mortech®, HotPads? and StreetEasy®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.

Zillow.com, Zillow, Postlets, Mortech, Diverse Solutions and StreetEasy are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. HotPads, Zillow Digs and Agentfolio are trademarks of Zillow, Inc.

SOURCE Zillow, Inc.

For further information: Cory Hopkins, Zillow, 206-757-2701 or press@zillow.com

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