A recent poll says that prices should go up 5% across the country this year.
For 2016, the S&P/Case Shiller index was seen rising 5.0 percent, according to the median expectation in a poll of 24 analysts. That compared with the 4.0 percent forecast in December’s poll.
Nine of the 14 common contributors between the two polls upgraded their forecasts, two left them unchanged while the rest downgraded.
In 2017, home prices will rise 4.0 percent, followed by 3.5 percent in 2018, the poll suggested.
“The housing recovery is quite sustainable in the U.S. and should continue at a moderate rate through this year and next,” said Sal Guatieri, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.