The realtor.com Luxury Home Index tracks the performance of 51 metropolitan areas and 95 counties, including primary and secondary home markets based on home sales data.
Luxury is defined dynamically using sale prices to track and identify the luxury tier in each market over time. We focus on two luxury tiers — Luxury is defined as the top 5% (95th percentile) as the threshold; the other tier is Ultra-Luxury using the top 1% (99th percentile) as the threshold.
Using the Tool
At the top of the widget, you’ll find drop-down menus to filter by luxury tier (Top 1% or Top 5% cutoff) and by view (Price or Index). Hovering over a chart lets you pinpoint the exact values for a given month.
Metro Luxury Index
County Luxury Index
*Note: If the widget produces a blank graph, this means that we did not have sales data in 2011 to generate a benchmark for the index. However, the Price view should produce a graph with data on it.
Home sale prices from each luxury tier (top 1% or top 5%) were used to calculate monthly price and index values. The data range begins from January 2011 and values are calculated monthly using a 12-month average. To calculate the index, each month’s 12-month average sale price was divided by the benchmark sale price from January 2011 for reference. Data series are updated monthly on a three month lag and are not seasonally-adjusted.
Source: Realtor.com® Residential Home Sales Database
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