In the 20 markets covered by Case-Shiller, homeowners who sold their homes in Q4 2018 experienced an average gain of $54,500 on top of their original purchase price. This average gain of $54,500 represents a +30.2% return on their original purchase price. Q3 2018’s return was slightly more at +30.4% but Q4 2018’s gain was substantially more than Q4 2017’s gain of +25.6%.

Sellers within the San Francisco market experienced average gains of $361,125 over their original purchase price. Los Angeles sellers experienced dollar gains of $221,750, down -6% from Q3 2018 but up +6% annually.

Only two markets within the Case-Shiller 20 experienced both quarterly and annual gains. Sellers in New York experienced quarterly gains of +5% and annual gains of +30.5% and sellers in the District of Columbia experienced quarterly gains from Q3 2018 of +.1% and +30% annual gains.

Here are the Seller Annual Gains in 2018 according to Case Shiller:

Markets                                        Dollar Gains               % Gains

Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Rockwell       $41,307                  +25.2%

Tampa/St Petes/Clearwater               $50,000                 +34.5%

Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue                   $171,969               +66.1%

Boston/Cambridge/Newton               $148,500                +57.9%

San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward       $361,125                 +73.9%

San Diego/Carlsbad                          $175,750                 +47.6%

Portland/Vancouver/Hillsboro             $132,500                 +56.4%

Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale                    $65,941                  +35.1%

New York/Newark/Jersey City              $91,500                  +30.5%

Minn/St Paul/Bloomington                   $56,900                  +29.5%

Los Angeles/Long Beach/Anaheim       $221,750                 +55.4%

Las Vegas/Henderson/Paradise             $89,168                  +49.3%

Detroit/Warren/Dearborn                     $40,000                  +34.8%

Dallas/Ft Worth/Arlington                     $76,313                  +44.1%

Cleveland/Elyria                                  $16,200                   +14.0%

Chicago/Naperville/Elgin                      $31,500                   +17.6%

Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia                 $43,500                   +26.9%

DC/Arlington/Alexandria                       $64,950                  +30.0%