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The HousingIQ/Kentucky REALTORS® Confidence Index is a composite measure that captures Kentucky REALTOR® expectations about the housing market over the next twelve months. It is derived from three sub-indices – Price Expectation Index, Buyer Power Index, and Homeowner Stress Index. A value of 50 corresponds to respondents anticipating no change in market conditions over the next twelve months. A value of 100 corresponds to all respondents agreeing that market conditions will improve.

The Price Expectation Index reflects respondents’ perception of future home price trends. The Buyer Power Index gauges the balance of bargaining power between buyers and sellers. Derived from questions that measure the anticipated change in distressed sales, delinquencies, etc., the Homeowner Stress index measures the the unfavorable financial situation of homeowners.

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Kentucky housing market Is shifting say Kentucky REALTORS®. Home sellers cut prices as buyers cancel contracts and adjust to the new economic environment. More »

Kentucky housing market starts cooling off say Kentucky REALTORS®. Higher mortgage rates discourage buyers as sellers rush to beat the slowdown. More »

Kentucky housing market at tipping point say KY REALTORS®. Economic concerns and rising rates weigh on buyers. More »

Kentucky housing market cools off say Kentucky REALTORS®. Relief for buyers as sellers reduce prices and inventory inches up. More »

Spiking mortgage rates price buyers out of the market creating opportunities for investors say KY REALTORS®. More »

Demand from investors to fuel bidding wars as supply remains at historic lows say KY REALTORS®. More »

Sellers eager to cash in as buyers rush to lock in rates say KY REALTORS®. More »

Kentucky REALTOR® confidence holds steady. Softening homebuyer demand to rein in price growth. More »

House price growth to moderate as market continues to turn buyer-friendly say KY REALTORS®. More »

Kentucky housing market to hold steady say KY REALTORS®. Low housing supply and demand from investors to keep prices stable. More »

Kentucky housing market steadies say KY REALTORS®. Investor demand to keep housing market strong as price growth slows. More »

Kentucky housing market continues to cool down. Buyers willing to wait as sellers adjust pricing. More »

Kentucky housing market hits the brakes. Sellers to cut prices as houses stay on the market for longer. More »

Kentucky housing market stabilizing. Buyers willing to wait as price growth expectations abate. More »

Kentucky home prices leveling off. Increased price-cutting by sellers as homebuyer enthusiasm tempers. More »

Kentucky housing market to slow down. Houses to stay on market for longer as buyers adjust to the post-pandemic world and reluctant sellers return to the market. More »

Kentucky home price growth to moderate on low inventory. Opportunity for single-family rental investors as first-time buyers get priced out. More »

Kentucky housing market roars into spring. Hot seller’s market to worsen buyer affordability challenges. More »

Kentucky housing market heats up. Houses to sell faster as foot traffic picks up. More »

Kentucky homebuyers grapple with affordability as homeowners confront financial uncertainty. More »

Kentucky home price growth to moderate as buyers get priced out of the market and sellers pull back because of economic concerns. More »

Kentucky housing market cooling off. Sellers reducing prices amidst concerns about COVID-19 resurgence and priced out buyers exiting market. More »

Kentucky housing market showing early signs of cooling. Houses anticipated to stay on market for longer as fewer houses expected to sell above asking price. More »

Kentucky home price growth to moderate. Bidding wars discouraging buyers. Potential sellers opting to refinance. More »

Kentucky home price growth to moderate. Potential sellers held back by inability to buy another home. More »

Kentucky homebuyer enthusiasm to push prices higher. Slower pace of new listings forcing bidding wars. More »

Kentucky homebuyers bid up prices as sellers hold back. More »

Kentucky homebuyers retreat as sellers hold firm. More »

Home sellers take wait-and-see approach as buyers discouraged by stock market correction. More »

The HousingIQ Survey of Kentucky REALTORS® is administered monthly to the Kentucky REALTORS® membership. The responses are analyzed and reported as the HousingIQ/Kentucky REALTORS® Confidence Index. The Survey is sponsored by Kentucky REALTORS® as part of its mission to educate and inform the public about Kentucky’s Housing Market. Founded in 1922, Kentucky REALTORS® represents over 12,000 REALTORS® who are involved in all aspects of real estate. For additional information, visit

Media Coverage

Ky. realtors see state’s housing market ‘cooling’ (July 13, 2022)

Survey: Kentucky real estate market reaches ‘tipping point’ (June 16, 2022)

Here’s what Kentucky Realtors expect in the next 12 months (Dec 29, 2021)

Time to buy? Kentucky REALTORS® share housing market predictions (Sept 20, 2021)

Kentucky realtors expect homes to stay on the market longer post-pandemic (June 1, 2021)

More Small Rental Property Owners in Ky. Looking to Sell (February 18, 2021)

Louisville Gains Popularity with People Moving Out of Larger Cities (November 11, 2020)

Home Sales Hot Despite Pandemic (September 10, 2020)