Louisville Home Prices On the Rise

After a couple of down years, it looks like home values in Louisville are heading back up. This information comes from First American CoreLogic.

Home Prices in Louisville-Jefferson County Increase

In Louisville-Jefferson County, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 0.63 percent in December 2009 compared to December 2008. This compares to November’s year-over-year HPI, which was 0.06 percent.** Excluding distressed transactions, year-over-year HPI for December is 0.11 percent, compared to November which was -0.87 percent.

First American CoreLogic is projecting that 12-month forecast for Louisville-Jefferson County home prices, including distressed sales, will be 3.30 percent.
National HPI Highlights as of December 2009

  • Including distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change in the national HPI (from April 2006 to December 2009) is -28.2 percent. Excluding distressed properties, the peak-to-current change in the HPI is -21.5 percent.
  • When distressed sales were included, Nevada (-20.8 percent) remained the top-ranked state for annual price depreciation in December, followed by Arizona (-12.6 percent), Idaho (-11.4 percent), Florida (-11.3 percent) and Michigan (-10.8 percent). Of these five states, all but Michigan showed month-over-month decreases in their HPI between November and December 2009.
  • Excluding distressed sales, the worst five states for year-over-year price declines changes slightly. Nevada (-18.8 percent) still holds the top spot, followed by Arizona (-11.8 percent), Florida (-10.3 percent), Michigan (-10.0 percent) and Maine (-9.1 percent).

“The housing market, after experiencing stabilization in many, but not all, markets in the spring and summer of 2009 is going through the typical seasonal winter malaise,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for First American CoreLogic. “The big unknown for the 2010 spring selling season continues to be the future of the federal home buyer tax credit,” he said.

What’s even better is that they’re forecasting a good 2010. Here’s the 12 Month Forecast, starting December 2009 to December 2010.

Kentucky 3.2% [Single Family Combined] 2.5% [Single Family Combined Excluding Distressed]
National 2.7% [Single Family Combined] 3.5% [Single Family Combined Excluding Distressed]