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What Is the Average Appreciation of Real Estate in the U.S.?

The current average appreciation rate is 14.5%, a stark difference from 4% in 2019.

Jul 04, 2021 by Liz Brumer

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Event Year Range Appreciation Rate
1990's Recession July 1990 - July 1991 -2.9%
Dotcom Bubble March 2001 - March 2002 6.8%
The Great Recession January 2008 - January 2009 -12.7%
COVID-19 Recession March 2020 - March 2021 13.3%

Source: Author calculations using data from S&P Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index.

Market Appreciation Rate (year over year)
Austin, Texas 42.2%
Boise, Idaho 35.3%
Miami 25.8%
Phoenix 24.9%
Denver 20%
St. Louis 9%
Baltimore 9%
Greenville, South Carolina 8.7%
Philadelphia 7.3%
Cleveland 4.8%

Source: Housing Tides median home price growth year over year. Data as of June 29, 2021.

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