Realtor.com® Predicts a Broncos Win in the Super Bowl and a Touchdown for Real Estate in 2016

Feb 04, 2016, 13:27 ET from realtor.com

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com® today predicted a Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, which also would translate into good news for the 2016 housing market.

"Although there is no economically driven correlation between the outcome of the Super Bowl and the housing market, we have found a promising real estate predictor for the Super Bowl that's more effective than a coin toss," said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com®, a leading destination of online real estate services operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc.

Realtor.com® leveraged the predictive power of Robert Stuvall's Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor phenomenon in reverse. Instead of using the winner of the Super Bowl to predict that year's stock market outcome, realtor.com® relied on the January performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to predict the outcome of the Super Bowl. Out of the 49 games to date, this predictor has anticipated the outcome of the Super Bowl 82 percent of the time.

This year, the market ended the month behind the line of scrimmage – down 5.5 percent – indicating a win for the American Football Conference team, the Denver Broncos. If the market had gained yards in January, the National Football Conference team – Carolina Panthers – would be expected to win the Super Bowl.

Realtor.com's® historical analysis also shows there is more than just celebrating in Denver when the Broncos win the Super Bowl. There is a strong correlation to the housing market.

Denver's past wins in the Super Bowl – in 1998 and 1999 – were also strong years for housing. In 1998, home prices gained a touchdown of 6 percent based on the Case-Shiller National Composite. Existing home sales showed a strong offense of 13 percent based on data from National Association of REALTORS®. Housing starts increased 9 percent based on data from the Commerce Department, with single-family starts up 12 percent. In 1999, the housing market was also in a strong scoring position – home prices gained 7 percent; existing home sales grew 3 percent; starts increased 2 percent with single-family starts up 3 percent.

When Denver loses the Super Bowl, the housing market is more of a wild card. In 1978, housing indicators had some strong drives, but turned over the ball in 1990.  While the years 1987, 1988, and 2014 were a mixed bag of flags and positive yards following a Denver loss.

Table 1: Denver Broncos Outcome in Super Bowl and Housing Indicators

Year

Denver Outcome

Key Housing Indicators

1978

Loss

Home prices +14%. Existing home sales
+9%. Housing starts +2%. Single-family
starts -2%.

1987

Loss

Home prices +9%. Existing home sales
-1%. Housing starts -10%. Single-family
starts -3%.

1988

Loss

Home prices +7%. Existing home sales
+2%. Housing starts -7%. Single-family
starts -3%.

1990

Loss

Home prices +7%. Existing home sales
+13%. Housing starts -8%. Single-family
starts -4%.

1998

Win

Home prices +6%. Existing home sales
+13%. Housing starts +9%. Single-family
starts +12%.

1999

Win

Home prices +7%. Existing home sales
grew 3%. Starts increased 2%. Single-family
starts up 3%.

2014

Loss

Home prices +7%. Existing home sales
-3%. Housing starts +8%. Single-family
starts +5%.

 

About Move, Inc. and realtor.com®

Move, Inc. operates the realtor.com® website and mobile experiences, which provide buyers, sellers and renters of homes with the information, tools and professional expertise they need to discover and create their perfect home. News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] acquired Move in November 2014, and realtor.com® quickly established itself as the fastest growing online real estate service provider as measured by comScore.

As the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®, consumers know they can look to realtor.com® for the most comprehensive and accurate information anytime, anywhere. With relationships with nearly 800 multiple listing services (MLS), realtor.com® has more than 3 million for-sale listings, which account for more than 97 percent of all MLS-listed for-sale properties. More than 90 percent of the listings are updated every 15 minutes. Move's network of websites provides consumers a wealth of innovative tools, including Doorsteps®, Moving.com™, SeniorHousingNetSM and others. Move supports real estate professionals by providing many services to grow their businesses in an increasing digital, on-demand world, including ListHub™, the nation's leading listing syndicator and centralized intelligence platform for the real estate industry; TigerLead®; Top Producer® Systems; and FiveStreetSM and Reesio as well as many free services.

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Media Contact: Lexie Puckett, realtor.com, 805-557-3151

 

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