Oklahoma City No. 23 in federal House Price Index

Low unemployment and foreclosure rates, historically low mortgage rates and strong consumer confidence keep home prices strong in the Oklahoma City area as much of the country still struggles with recovery in housing.
by Richard Mize Published: December 1, 2012
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Gainesville, Fla., was dead last at No. 304 year over year, with a decrease of 7.72 percent (down 0.44 percent for the quarter). Gainesville prices were down 32.47 percent over five years.

Now for purposes of gossiping over the back fence, here are some regional comparisons:

•  Amarillo, Texas — No. 48, down 0.71 percent for the quarter, up 1.65 percent year over year, up 3.43 percent over five years.

•  Dallas — No. 96, up 0.51 percent for the quarter, up 0.87 percent year over year, up 0.26 percent over five years.

•  Denver — No. 19, up 1.42 percent for the quarter, up 2.88 percent year over year, down 1.78 percent over five years.

•  Fort Smith, Ark. — No. 88, up 0.15 percent for the quarter, up 0.98 percent year over year, up 0.01 percent over five years.

•  Fort Worth, Texas — No. 82, up 0.52 percent for the quarter, up 1.05 percent year over year, down 0.42 percent over five years.

•  Houston — No. 17, up. 0.07 percent for the quarter, up 2.94 percent year over year, up 5.19 percent over five years.

•  Joplin, Mo. — No. 53, up 2.83 percent for the quarter, up 1.42 percent year over year, up 3.51 percent over five years.

•  Little Rock, Ark. — No. 172, up 0.01 percent for the quarter, down 0.3 percent year over year, down 0.54 percent over five years.

•  Lubbock, Texas — No. 54, up 0.36 percent for the quarter, up 1.39 percent year over year, up 5.57 percent over five years.

•  Wichita, Kan. — No. 236, up 0.26 percent for the quarter, down 1.57 percent year over year, up 0.11 percent over five years.

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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