Data current as of September 17, 2018
Changing demographics, income levels, corporate growth and natural disasters all affect
residential real estate markets. Home prices in Seattle and San Francisco have increased
amidst e-commerce and technology success stories, while listings and sales decline
precipitously when a hurricane strikes. This week, we are reminded of the destruction
delivered by Hurricane Harvey to Houston at this time last year. From Katrina to Sandy to
Maria to Florence, housing markets have bent but remain unbroken.