41 housing markets on an upswing

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San Jose, Calif., Toledo, Ohio, and Athens, Ga., are among the 41 U.S. housing markets to make the NAHB/First America Improving Markets Index (IMI) in December. The IMI tracks markets that have shown improvement for at least six months in housing permits, employment, and housing prices.

December 06, 2011
NAHB/First America Improving Markets Index (IMI), housing recovery, housing mark

NAHB/First America Improving Markets Index (IMI), housing recovery, housing mark

San Jose, Calif., Toledo, Ohio, and Athens, Ga., are among the 41 U.S. housing markets to make the NAHB/First America Improving Markets Index (IMI) in December. The IMI tracks markets that have shown improvement for at least six months in housing permits, employment, and housing prices.

Twenty markets were added to the index in December, while nine markets, including Alexandria, La., Fairbanks, Alaska, and Hinesville, Ga., dropped off the list.

The 41 improving markets for December include:

  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • 
San Jose, Calif.
  • 
Boulder, Colo.
  • 
Fort Collins, Colo.
  • 
Washington, D.C.
  • 
Athens, Ga.
  • 
Davenport, Iowa

  • Waterloo, Iowa
  • Kankakee, Ill.
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • Muncie, Ind.
  • Monroe, La.
  • New Orleans, La.

  • Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Muskegon, MIich.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • Bismarck, N.D.

  • Grand Forks, N.D.

  • Lincoln, Neb.
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Toledo, Ohio

  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 
Scranton, Pa.

  • Williamsport, Pa.

  • Kingsport, Tenn.

  • Amarillo, Texas

  • Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 
Laredo, Texas

  • McAllen, Texas
  • Midland, Texas
  • 
Odessa, Texas
  • 
Sherman, Texas
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Danville, Va.

  • Winchester, Va.

  • Burlington, Ver.
  • Charleston, W.V.

  • Casper, Wyo.

  • Cheyenne, Wyo.

Read the full report at:

http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?newsID=14068

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