FortuneBuilders 2015 Real Estate Trends


Nearly a decade removed from the onset of the recession, the U.S. real estate market has made significant strides. The recovery has gained momentum, and markets across the country are starting to show signs of life. Highlighted by historical appreciation rates, increased home sales, and a reduction in distressed properties, 2015 real estate trends suggests that the market is primed to fire on all cylinders. The following is just a small example of what we have seen up to this point:

  • A 10.4% increase in total existing-home sales.
  • A 5.7% increase in the median price.
  • A reduction in distressed sales, with foreclosures and short sales dropping from 14% of all home sales to just 10%.
  • 40% of all homes are sold within 30 days.
  • The average price is up 28.2% in the past 3 years.

Than Merrill expressed his enthusiasm towards this year’s real estate trends saying, “The real estate market continues to rebound across the country and we’ve experienced 37 consecutive months of year-over-year price gains.”

What surprises you the most about the stats in the infographic?