Homeownership often represents a foundation to build on as well as long-term stability. This applies not only to the lifestyle a homeowner envisions when making a purchase, but also to the value of the property.
Ideally, a home you purchase will steadily grow in value and not fluctuate too much in price. To that end, SmartAsset analyzed the data to uncover which metro areas in America are the best housing markets for growth and stability.
Specifically, we compared home value data in 357 metro areas for every quarter during the 25-year period from Q1 of 1995 through Q4 of 2019. For details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our final rankings, check out the data and methodology section next.