While the US residential housing market is recovering on a steady trajectory, the market still has not recovered to its pre-recession highs. The median home value in US is still only 86% of the nation's pre-recession high, and only 34% of homes have had their values surpass their pre-recession peak values, according to Trulia.
The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO metro seems to be an exception to the rule, with median home values reaching 127% of pre-recession peaks.
As a company providing lawn service in Denver, it is in our best interest to fully understand and track all changes within the region's housing market. So we decided to publish some of our research so those interested can better understand the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO housing market.
We took historical data of Zillow's Housing Value Index - a measure for median home value - and adjusted the index for inflation using the Consumer Price Index (All Items Less Shelter), as recommended by the FHFA. We collected data at nationwide, state, metro and city levels.
From there, we compared current home values to their pre-recession peaks to understand how resilient the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO area is relative to Colorado, the US, and other metro areas.