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Veros Real Estate Solutions Finds Cities with Dazzling Holiday Light Displays Have Increasing Home Prices

VeroFORECAST reveals six out of eight markets exceed the national average home price forecast for 2020

SANTA ANA, Calif., December 10, 2019—Today Veros Real Estate Solutions, an industry leader in enterprise risk management and collateral valuation services, reviewed home price appreciation in eight markets across the United States where holiday light displays are among the finest in the nation. According to the Q3 2019 VeroFORECASTSM home prices in the largest 100 markets should increase an average of 3.7% by Q3 2020. As the country prepares for the holidays, weekend do-it-yourselfers hang hundreds of strings of lights and create beautiful displays to celebrate the season. Veros compared those cities where the holiday-light displays are most appealing to their projected home price appreciation for 2020.

A CNN Travel article identified nine of the best places to see Christmas lights, but home price data was unavailable for North Pole, Alaska. Therefore, it was omitted from the list that Veros researched this year.

It appears that elaborate seasonal light displays have paid-off for home prices in six of the eight cities with prices exceeding or meeting the VeroFORECAST between Q3 2019 – Q3 2020. Denver fell short of the national average with a 3.6% projected increase and Los Angeles missed the mark by half a percentage point where homes are expected to increase a modest 3.2%.
Two metropolitan areas that are known for their dazzling light displays have prices that are forecasted to rise by more than 5% next year, several percentage points above the national average of 3.7%. Jacksonville, Florida should see prices rise by 5.3% and Austin, Texas is in a very favorable position with home prices there projected to increase by 5.8%.

The VeroFORECAST for 8 Metropolitan Areas with the Best Christmas Lights

RankMetros with Exceptional Christmas Light DisplaysHome Price Increase Q3 2019  Q3 2020
1Las Vegas, NV3.9%
2Jacksonville, FL (St. Augustine, FL)5.3%
3Washington, DC3.7%
4Los Angeles, CA3.2%
5Springfield, MO (Branson, MO)4.8%
6Denver, CO3.6%
7Philadelphia, PA3.7%
8Austin, TX5.8%

For more information about the VeroFORECAST, visit VeroFORECAST.
Download the infographic as a PDF, “Where Holiday Light Displays Dazzle, Home Prices Rise

VeroFORECAST Methodology
The quarterly VeroFORECAST reports to clients by subscription and to industry media in a summary overview. The report is a projected increase 12-months forward. The current report is based on data from 344 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) that include 13,801 zip codes, 1,002 counties, and represent 82% of U.S. residents.

Source: Veros Real Estate Solutions
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