Planning & Urban Design

​Market Value Analysis

The Market Value Analysis (MVA) is a tool to assist residents and policy-makers understand the elements of their local residential real estate markets. It is an objective, data-driven tool built on local administrative data and validated with local experts. This analysis was prepared for the City of Dallas by The Reinvestment Fund. Public officials and private actors can use the MVA to more precisely target intervention strategies in weak markets and support sustainable growth in stronger markets.

Market Value Analysis Maps

There are currently two web-maps showing the Market Value Analysis data.

​The MVA Indicators Map has a tab for each component indicator of the Market Value Analysis, as listed above,  in addition to the overall MVA category. 

MVA Indicators map
​The MVA Comparison Map  shows the MVA data in relationship to other geographic data. These data include City Bond projects, City-owned property, Economic Incentive areas (such as TIFs and PIDs), school information, and  housing affordability data.
MVA Comparison map

About the MVA

The matrix identifies nine market types (A through I) on a spectrum of residential market strength or weakness. The colors range from purple representing strong markets to yellow, representing weak markets. The numbers in parentheses next to each market type indicate how many Census Block Groups are in that market type. The numbers in each indicator column represents the Census Block Group average for each market type. Listed below are the indicators with brief descriptions:

Example of matrix
  • Median Home Sales Price: This factors in Price to Rent in areas with a high proportion of rental units.
  • Variation Sales Prices: This represents the coefficient of variance in home sales price.
  • Percent Owner-Occupied: This represents owner occupied units shown as a percent of total occupied housing units.
  • Percent New Construction: New construction units shown as a percent of total housing units.
  • Percent Rehabilitation: Improved or rehabbed Housing units shown as a percent of total housing units.
  • Percent Public Subsidy: Housing units built with public subsidy or occupied by voucher holders, shown as a percent of total housing units.
  • Percent Code Violations: Housing units with structural code violations shown as a percent of total housing units.
  • Percent of Vacant Homes: Vacant housing units shown as a percent of total housing units.
  • Percent Foreclosure Filings: Housing units with foreclosure filings shown as a percent of total housing units.
  • Household Density: Shown in units per acre of residential land, this is provided only for reference and was not used in the analysis