10 Most Stable Housing Markets

Again, 4 of Southstar Communities®' housing markets were represented when PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. <> released its rather bleak first quarter 2009 Economic and Real Estate Trends Report <> , earlier this month, they included a list of the 10 most stable housing markets among the 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the nation.

PMI's US Market Risk Index looks at the nation's largest MSAs, using economic, housing and mortgage market factors to evaluate whether their home prices will be lower within the next two years.

The ten most stable markets, where home values are likely to stay the same (or perhaps even rise a little) are:

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Antonio, Texas
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North Carolina-South Carolina land
Columbus, Ohio
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
Denver-Aurora, Colorado