The data uses average selling price per square foot for a 1,200-square-foot condo in each city to come up with average purchase cost, and compares that with published rates of student housing costs. The results vary between each metro.

Communities and colleges featured include the following list:

  • Penn StateState College, PA
  • Texas A&M UniversityCollege Station, TX
  • University of ArkansasFayetteville, AR
  • University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
  • University of WashingtonSeattle, WA

Click here to see the full comparison for each college metro, including data and graphs that further highlight market trends discussed in this release.  

CBSA Winners and Losers

Each month, Home Value Forecast uses a number of leading real estate market-based indicators to rank the single-family home markets in the top 200 CBSAs and highlight the strongest and weakest metros.

Top 10 CBSAs this month include:

  • Boston, MA
  • CambridgeNewtonFramingham, MA
  • Bellingham, WA
  • BremertonSilverdale, WA
  • Las VegasHendersonParadise, NV
  • Modesto, CA
  • Olympia-Turnwater, WA
  • San JoseSunnyvaleSanta Clara, CA
  • SeattleBellevueEverett, WA
  • StocktonLodi, CA

It’s not often we have two CBSAs separated by a river at the top of our listing. In both the Boston and Cambridge CBSAs, low inventory is leading to increasing prices, which is not expected to change anytime soon.

Bottom 10 CBSAs this month include:

  • Newark, NJ-PA
  • Virginia BeachNorfolkNewport News, VA
  • BirminghamHoover, AL
  • KilleenTemple, TX
  • ShreveportBossier City, LA
  • Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • Dutchess CountyPutnam County, NY
  • Atlantic CityHammonton, NJ
  • Flint, MI
  • Saginaw, MI

For the Bottom 10, Newark and Atlantic City CBSAs stand out, unfortunately not in a good way. Home prices are at 2003-2004 levels, with little appreciation on the horizon.

About Home Value Forecast

Home Value Forecast (HVF) is brought to you by Pro Teck Valuation Services. HVF provides insight into the current and future state of the U.S. housing market and delivers 14 market snapshot graphs from the top 30 CBSAs.

HVF is built using numerous housing and economic data sources. The top 750 CBSAs as well as data down to the ZIP code level for approximately 18,000 ZIPs are available with a corporate subscription to the service. To learn more about Home Value Forecast and Pro Teck’s full suite of residential real estate valuation products, visit www.proteckservices.com. You can also find Pro Teck on Twitter at @ProTeckServices.

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