US Housing Market Experiences Widespread Overvaluation


  • A recent report reveals that 90% of major US metropolitan areas are experiencing overvalued homes, with Southern states leading the charge.
  • Tennessee, Arkansas, and South Carolina top the list of states with the most significant increase in overvalued homes.
  • The national average home price reaches $381,400, with mortgage rates hovering around 7.09%.

Housing Market Faces Overvaluation Crisis

A staggering 90% of major US metropolitan areas are grappling with overvalued homes, according to a recent report. This widespread issue is particularly pronounced in Southern states, where housing prices have skyrocketed in recent years.

Top 5 States with Overvalued Homes

StateAnnual change in home pricesMedian sales price in March 2024
South Carolina9.4%$370,100

Metro Areas Most Affected

The report also highlights the top 5 metropolitan areas with the most significant overvaluation:

Metro areaAnnual change in home pricesMedian sales price in March 2024 
Memphis, Tenn.-1.3%$172,000
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, N.Y.4.5%$177,500 
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind.6.2%$240,000
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.5.9%$185,000
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.1.1%$474,990

Homeownership Becomes Increasingly Unaffordable

The combination of high mortgage rates and skyrocketing home prices has made homeownership an unattainable dream for many Americans. To afford a median-priced home, buyers need to earn over $100,000 annually, a daunting task for many.

Housing Market Predictions

Experts predict a slowdown in home-price growth, from 5.5% in 2023 to 3% or even 0% in 2024. As the housing market continues to grapple with high mortgage rates and overvaluation, buyers and sellers alike must adapt to the new normal.

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