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FHFA and S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices in November

Recently, S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their home price indexes for November. The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose at a 10.9% seasonally adjusted annual pace in November. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate… Read More ›

Home Prices in October — Moving Toward the Trend Line

The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 11.0% in October. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.0%. Both indexes show monthly volatility but the trend has been relatively flat over 2014 and 2015…. Read More ›

Home Price Appreciation in September

S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their home prices indexes for September, respectively. The Case-Shiller (CS) national house price index accelerated to a 10.4% seasonally adjusted annual pace in September while the price index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a 9.5% pace. A surge in sales pushed existing house… Read More ›

Effective Rate on New Home Loans Dips to 4.02 Percent

After two months of near perfect stability, interest rates on conventional mortgages for newly built homes declined noticeably in October, according to data released this week by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The FHFA data show the average contract rate on the loans dropping from 3.98 to 3.92 percent, while average initial fees and charges went from 1.16 to… Read More ›

New Home Mortgages: Rates Change Little, Loan Size Surges

Data released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) show that interest rates on mortgages for new homes declined in September, but the changes were very small.  The average contract rate on conventional loans used to purchase newly built single-family homes edged down by two basis points, from an even 4.00 to 3.98 percent—a decline too small to see on the chart… Read More ›

Home Prices in August – Moving Toward Normal

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the August results for the S&P/Case-Shiller (CS) house price index. The index shows that house price appreciation accelerated to a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 5.4% in August, continuing its recovery from a late spring/early summer slowdown. After recovering from the boom and bust, the growth rate of the CS price index climbed back… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales vs. Home Prices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller (CS) recently released their respective home price indexes for July. The FHFA index shows house price appreciation accelerated to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7.3% in July. The CS index shows house prices rose at an annual growth rate of 4.6% in July. Both indexes have been rising… Read More ›

Rates on New Home Loans Hit 2015 High

On average, the contract rate on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes increased 12 basis points in July, to 3.98 percent, according to data released yesterday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  At 3.98, this is the highest the contract rate has been since December of last year. Initial fees have some ability to offset increases in a… Read More ›

House Prices Rise in the Second Quarter of 2015; Appreciation Will Continue Through 2016

The recent release from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Case-Shiller indicates that their measure of national house prices, the House Price Index – National, rose by 0.3% on a quarterly seasonally adjusted basis in the second quarter of 2015. Including a .03% rise in the first quarter of 2012, the second quarter of 2015 marks the 14th consecutive quarter-over-quarter increase in the house… Read More ›

New Home Loans: Rates and House Prices Both Increase

Interest rates on conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes increased in June, according to data released earlier today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The data show the average contract interest rate increasing by 9 basis points to 3.86 percent, the highest it’s been since January. The average initial fees and charges on the loans decreased by… Read More ›