Metropolitan Real Estate Forecasts

The top 25 largest metropolitan real estate market forecasts in the U.S are listed from the largest cities based on population density and the  Manhattan Skyline number of homes to the smallest.

The forecasts that compile this list are taken from the 230 cities annually forecast by Housing Predictor analysts after collecting data on more than 20 factors, including recent home prices, local political influences, mortgage interest rates, home sale velocity, regional development, home and commercial construction, growth and other factors.

Unregulated banking practices, Wall Street manipulation, greed, lenders’ misrepresentations and widespread fraud led to the financial crisis and collapse in real estate. But some markets are beginning to pull out of the crisis and demonstrate improving trends, especially in less populated regions. The massive foreclosure crisis still pressures home values and is forecast to send home prices much lower in most of the larger urban areas of the country in 2012.

Major Metropolitan Market Forecasts in 2012

Rank City Forecast
1. Manhattan,NY -6.0%
2. LosAngeles,CA 2.7%
3. Chicago,IL -5.6%
4. Philadelphia,PA -2.3%
5. SanFrancisco,CA 3.2%
6. Dallas,TX 1.4%
7. Boston,MA -3.5%
8. Atlanta,GA -6.7%
9. Washington,DC -3.2%
10. Houston,TX 1.8%
11. Detroit,MI -3.5%
12. Phoenix,AZ 4.7%
13. Tampa,FL 4.6%
14. Seattle,WA -5.1%
15. Minneapolis,MN 1.6%
16. Miami,FL 8.4%
17. Cleveland,OH -4.3%
18. Denver,CO -4.8%
19. Orlando,FL 2.4%
20. Sacramento,CA 1.8%
21. St.Louis,MO -4.6%
22. Portland,OR -5.1%
23. Pittsburgh,PA 2.9%
24. Charlotte,NC 3.0%
25. Indianapolis,IN 4.1%