Condos are appreciating faster than single-family homes in markets across the U.S., especially where job markets are thriving or urban renewal is underway, according to the third quarter Zillow September Real Estate Market Report. Condos in the U.S. are appreciating at a rate of 5.1 percent, compared to the 3.7 percent appreciation among single-family homes.
Condo values crashed hard during the housing bust that kicked off the Great Recession. From the pre-recession peak to the lowest value, the median U.S. single-family home lost 20 percent of its value; from peak to bottom, the typical U.S. condo lost 33.2 percent of its value.
The housing market has since bounced back, and condos have finally caught up to other homes. In September, according to Zillow’s data, they are appreciating faster than single-family homes in nearly two-thirds of the top 35 most populated housing markets … read more —> http://zillow.mediaroom.com/