Improving Markets

       

List of Markets Included In the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI)
This is the list of markets included in the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) which tracks housing markets throughout the country that are showing signs of improving economic health.  3/15/2012
               
   NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI)         
               
    Permits Growth Prices Growth Employment Growth
    Trough From Trough From Trough From
   MSA  Date Trough Date Trough Date Trough
               
1 Anchorage, AK 01/31/09 4.0% 01/31/10 0.1% 12/31/07 2.1%
2 Little Rock, AR 04/30/11 3.0% 02/28/11 2.1% 02/28/10 2.1%
3 Bakersfield, CA 06/30/11 13.1% 04/30/11 0.3% 12/31/09 5.7%
4 Merced, CA 03/31/09 7.2% 04/30/11 1.4% 08/31/09 4.2%
5 Boulder, CO 11/30/09 13.7% 01/31/11 2.3% 03/31/10 4.3%
6 Denver, CO 03/31/09 3.5% 02/28/11 2.7% 01/31/10 4.2%
7 Fort Collins, CO 03/31/09 5.4% 12/31/10 1.9% 09/30/09 3.6%
8 Greeley, CO 11/30/10 10.5% 02/28/11 2.6% 12/31/09 3.2%
9 New Haven, CT 04/30/11 22.8% 02/28/11 1.8% 02/28/10 2.1%
10 Washington, DC 01/31/09 1.0% 01/31/11 2.2% 02/28/10 3.3%
11 Cape Coral, FL 03/31/09 2.9% 02/28/11 5.6% 01/31/10 4.5%
12 Crestview, FL 11/30/08 2.6% 04/30/11 5.1% 03/31/10 6.5%
13 Deltona, FL 03/31/11 2.7% 03/31/11 6.4% 12/31/10 0.5%
14 Jacksonville, FL 04/30/09 1.6% 02/28/11 2.2% 03/31/10 2.6%
15 North Port, FL 01/31/09 3.2% 03/31/11 1.6% 12/31/10 2.1%
16 Orlando, FL 05/31/09 3.1% 04/30/11 3.0% 12/31/09 1.9%
17 Panama City, FL 08/31/10 4.7% 04/30/11 1.1% 12/31/09 2.4%
18 Punta Gorda, FL 01/31/09 1.4% 02/28/11 6.7% 06/30/09 5.0%
19 Tampa, FL 03/31/09 1.8% 03/31/11 3.7% 01/31/10 3.2%
20 Ames, IA 07/31/10 6.5% 02/28/11 2.4% 01/31/10 2.2%
21 Des Moines, IA 02/28/09 3.8% 01/31/11 3.5% 08/31/10 1.5%
22 Dubuque, IA 12/31/08 3.0% 02/28/11 1.2% 03/31/09 5.0%
23 Iowa City, IA 02/28/11 2.7% 01/31/10 1.3% 12/31/09 1.9%
24 Waterloo, IA 03/31/09 1.0% 11/30/10 1.2% 07/31/09 2.4%
25 Elkhart, IN 04/30/09 2.7% 02/28/11 3.2% 08/31/09 16.5%
26 Evansville, IN 03/31/09 1.9% 04/30/11 1.8% 07/31/09 4.8%
27 Indianapolis, IN 01/31/09 0.5% 02/28/11 2.8% 10/31/09 2.5%
28 Lafayette, IN 01/31/09 14.6% 02/28/11 4.0% 07/31/09 5.0%
29 Muncie, IN 04/30/11 13.2% 02/28/10 0.4% 05/31/11 4.3%
30 Louisville, KY 07/31/11 6.5% 02/28/11 0.7% 02/28/10 4.5%
31 Lake Charles, LA 04/30/11 6.3% 02/28/11 0.7% 11/30/10 2.3%
32 Monroe, LA 03/31/09 3.3% 05/31/10 3.9% 09/30/09 2.8%
33 Shreveport, LA 01/31/09 2.2% 02/28/11 0.6% 08/31/10 4.5%
34 Cumberland, MD 05/31/10 3.7% 01/31/11 4.0% 02/28/10 7.1%
35 Lewiston, ME 06/30/11 14.2% 02/28/11 2.7% 06/30/11 3.8%
36 Detroit, MI 04/30/09 8.9% 03/31/11 4.8% 06/30/09 3.3%
37 Flint, MI 04/30/11 15.9% 04/30/11 2.3% 12/31/09 3.2%
38 Grand Rapids, MI 04/30/09 3.4% 02/28/11 5.7% 07/31/09 7.4%
39 Holland, MI 10/31/10 4.8% 03/31/11 0.3% 06/30/09 16.0%
40 Lansing, MI 05/31/09 4.1% 03/31/11 3.4% 07/31/09 3.7%
41 Monroe, MI 12/31/09 4.0% 02/28/11 3.7% 10/31/09 1.6%
42 Muskegon, MI 11/30/09 6.6% 01/31/11 10.2% 07/31/09 4.6%
43 Saginaw, MI 02/28/11 28.5% 04/30/11 7.7% 07/31/09 4.5%
44 Minneapolis, MN 03/31/09 1.9% 02/28/11 3.2% 02/28/10 3.0%
45 Columbia, MO 11/30/08 3.3% 02/28/11 0.2% 08/31/09 8.2%
46 Jefferson City, MO 08/31/10 0.8% 03/31/11 2.0% 03/31/11 1.6%
47 Joplin, MO 02/28/11 5.4% 02/28/11 13.2% 01/31/10 2.6%
48 Kansas City, MO 03/31/09 3.7% 02/28/11 3.5% 03/31/10 3.1%
49 Springfield, MO 03/31/09 2.0% 01/31/11 0.2% 09/30/09 2.2%
50 Hattiesburg, MS 01/31/11 0.3% 03/31/11 0.1% 07/31/11 3.9%
51 Jackson, MS 03/31/09 0.5% 01/31/11 2.1% 01/31/10 1.7%
52 Burlington, NC 01/31/11 3.3% 12/31/10 4.2% 01/31/10 3.9%
53 Charlotte, NC 03/31/09 2.2% 03/31/11 0.2% 02/28/10 3.9%
54 Goldsboro, NC 01/31/09 0.6% 04/30/11 3.9% 09/30/10 2.1%
55 Greensboro, NC 07/31/11 3.3% 01/31/11 4.5% 02/28/10 2.5%
56 Rocky Mount, NC 02/28/11 3.1% 04/30/11 4.2% 07/31/11 1.5%
57  Winston-Salem, NC  03/31/09 1.7% 11/30/10 0.7% 01/31/11 1.6%
58 Bismarck, ND 03/31/09 33.1% 01/31/10 6.6% 12/31/07 9.1%
59 Fargo, ND 04/30/09 6.4% 03/31/11 0.7% 04/30/09 6.0%
60 Grand Forks, ND 04/30/09 3.5% 12/31/10 4.2% 04/30/09 1.3%
61 Lincoln, NE 01/31/09 1.4% 01/31/11 0.6% 12/31/09 2.8%
62 Ocean City, NJ 03/31/09 1.2% 03/31/11 1.4% 05/31/11 14.5%
63 Glens Falls, NY 06/30/11 7.4% 04/30/11 6.9% 02/28/10 6.3%
64 Rochester, NY 07/31/11 4.7% 03/31/11 4.1% 09/30/09 3.4%
65 Syracuse, NY 03/31/11 2.6% 02/28/11 2.2% 08/31/10 0.5%
66 Columbus, OH 07/31/11 7.8% 02/28/11 2.6% 12/31/09 3.4%
67 Dayton, OH 08/31/10 4.1% 04/30/11 1.2% 12/31/09 3.1%
68 Springfield, OH 01/31/11 7.9% 02/28/11 6.3% 01/31/10 5.0%
69 Tulsa, OK 10/31/10 1.5% 02/28/11 5.1% 02/28/11 2.5%
70 Corvallis, OR 04/30/11 1.9% 02/28/11 0.4% 07/31/09 4.1%
71 Portland, OR 03/31/09 3.2% 03/31/11 2.1% 12/31/09 3.7%
72 Altoona, PA 07/31/11 41.3% 04/30/10 3.8% 02/28/10 2.9%
73 Erie, PA 03/31/11 2.9% 02/28/11 1.5% 01/31/10 4.6%
74 Pittsburgh, PA 02/28/09 1.7% 01/31/10 4.1% 02/28/10 4.1%
75 Williamsport, PA 03/31/11 28.8% 02/28/10 11.2% 10/31/09 8.4%
76 Charleston, SC 03/31/09 1.1% 02/28/11 1.4% 12/31/09 5.8%
77 Spartanburg, SC 03/31/09 1.2% 02/28/11 0.6% 01/31/11 2.5%
78 Sioux Falls, SD 02/28/11 0.8% 01/31/11 0.6% 01/31/10 3.3%
79 Chattanooga, TN 05/31/11 5.5% 02/28/11 2.8% 08/31/09 3.6%
80 Clarksville, TN 01/31/09 2.4% 02/28/11 0.2% 03/31/09 3.7%
81 Kingsport, TN 02/28/11 1.6% 01/31/11 1.8% 02/28/10 1.7%
82 Nashville, TN 03/31/09 1.9% 02/28/11 1.9% 09/30/09 5.4%
83 Amarillo, TX 10/31/08 1.4% 01/31/10 0.7% 04/30/10 4.4%
84 Austin, TX 07/31/11 9.0% 01/31/11 1.5% 09/30/09 7.3%
85 College Station, TX 10/31/10 4.4% 09/30/10 2.1% 01/31/08 4.8%
86 Dallas, TX 05/31/09 1.4% 02/28/11 0.6% 12/31/09 4.4%
87 Laredo, TX 12/31/08 1.3% 01/31/10 7.6% 09/30/09 10.6%
88 Longview, TX 04/30/09 3.5% 03/31/11 2.7% 10/31/09 7.2%
89 McAllen, TX 01/31/09 0.4% 11/30/10 2.7% 12/31/07 6.7%
90 Midland, TX 04/30/09 3.6% 01/31/10 8.8% 08/31/09 16.0%
91 Odessa, TX 02/28/09 27.0% 10/31/10 2.4% 08/31/09 19.2%
92 San Antonio, TX 07/31/11 7.0% 12/31/10 1.2% 09/30/09 3.3%
93 Tyler, TX 03/31/09 0.7% 12/31/10 2.5% 07/31/10 4.7%
94 Victoria, TX 09/30/10 3.9% 02/28/11 5.1% 11/30/09 3.7%
95 Provo, UT 02/28/09 4.5% 03/31/11 1.5% 12/31/09 4.8%
96 Salt Lake City, UT 03/31/09 2.4% 03/31/11 0.1% 02/28/10 5.2%
97 Burlington, VT 03/31/11 4.0% 01/31/10 2.4% 09/30/09 4.5%
98 Casper, WY 11/30/10 11.3% 01/31/10 2.6% 12/31/09 11.1%
99 Cheyenne, WY 12/31/08 5.6% 12/31/10 1.2% 01/31/10 4.9%