The Most Stable Housing Markets in 2019

July 23, 2019
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SmartAsset found the best U.S. markets for home value growth and stability in 2019.

A home that grows in value can present a tidy payday for you in the event you decide to move. The other is stability, which measures how likely it is that your home will take a major dip in value. A fall in the value of your home can leave you underwater on your mortgage, which is a position no one wants to be in. 

SmartAsset collected and analyzed data on home values over time to find the metro areas that are the best bets for growth and stability. Specifically, we compared home value data for every quarter during the 25-year period from the first quarter of 1994 up to and including the fourth quarter of 2018.

Colorado once again dominated this list, placing three metro areas in the top 10 and two metro areas in the top five, including the No. 1 metro area, Boulder. Texas also did well, with three metro areas in the top 10 and two of those in the top five as well. California placed two metro areas in the top 10.

Boulder, Colo., topped the 2019 list, followed by Midland and Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, Texas, Fort Collins, Colo., and Bismark, N.D.

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