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Housing stats return to their usual dryness in Oklahoma region

Housing statistics for appreciation of homes in Oklahoma's region may have smaller numbers, but compared to negative ones they are soothing in their normalness.
by Richard Mize Published: September 8, 2012
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•  Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas, No. 48 — up 1.64 percent the past year; up 0.08 percent since the first quarter; and down 1.3 percent the past five years.

•  Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo., No. 26 — up 2.44 percent the past year; up 0.82 percent since the first quarter; and down 4.96 percent the past five years.

•  Fort Smith, Ark., No. 127 — up 0.02 percent the past year; down 0.38 percent since the first quarter; and up 0.07 percent the past five years.

•  Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, No. 70 — up 1.02 percent the past year; up 0.44 percent since the first quarter; and down 0.71 percent the past five years.

•  Joplin, Mo., No. 10 — up 3.91 percent the past year; down 2.99 percent since the first quarter; and down 1.08 percent the past five years.

•  Lubbock, Texas, No. 78 — up 0.82 percent the past year; up 0.27 percent since the first quarter; and up 4.96 percent the past five years.

•  Wichita, Kan., No. 148 — down 0.36 percent the past year; down 0.69 percent since the first quarter; and down 0.34 percent the past five years.

Negatives of any size are a bummer. But after the wild years, aren't those smaller numbers, in general, sort of soothing in their ... return-to-normalness?

by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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