Tag Archive for ‘FHFA’

House Prices Continue To Climb

House prices continued to rise in July, contributing to the overall recovery in the housing market. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 1.0% on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in July. This is the 18th consecutive monthly increase for the House Price Index – Purchase Only. Since January 2012,… Read More ›

House Prices Continue to Rise

Nationally, house prices continued to rise in the second quarter of 2013. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 2.1% on a quarter-over-quarter seasonally adjusted basis. This is the eighth consecutive quarterly increase for the House Price Index – Purchase Only. Over the past two years house prices have climbed… Read More ›

House Prices Move Higher

Nationally, house prices continued to rise in April, contributing to the overall recovery in U.S. house prices. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 0.7% on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in April. This is the fifteenth consecutive monthly increase for the House Price Index – Purchase Only. Since January… Read More ›

Rates on New Home Loans Increase Slightly

Interest rates on loans for new homes increased slightly in March, according to data recently released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The average contract rate on conventional loans for newly built homes increased 13 basis points, to 3.50 percent.  Although initial fees and charges on the loans declined from 1.17 to 1.08 percent, that still resulted in an… Read More ›

House Prices Continue Their Ascent

Nationally, house prices continued to rise in February, contributing to the overall recovery in U.S. house prices. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 0.7% on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in February. This is the thirteenth consecutive monthly increase for the House Price Index – Purchase Only. Over this… Read More ›

U.S. House Prices Climb, But Remain Below Their Pre-Recession Peak

Nationally, house prices continued to rise in the first month of 2013, contributing to the overall recovery in U.S. house prices. According to the most recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 0.6% on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in January. This is the twelfth consecutive monthly increase for the index. Over this twelve… Read More ›

Case-Shiller and FHFA House Price Indexes – 2012 Closes With Solid Gains

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and S&P/Case-Shiller (CS) released home price indexes for the end of 2012 today. The monthly FHFA national indexes were up 0.6% for the month (December over November, seasonally adjusted), 1.4% for the quarter (average fourth quarter months over average third quarter months, seasonally adjusted) and 5.9% for the year (December 2012 over December 2011,… Read More ›

FHFA House Price Indexes – Progress In 2012

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released monthly home price indexes for October today. The national house price index increased 0.5% from the September level on a seasonally adjusted basis. The index is now 5.6% higher than its low point in March 2011. Most of the gain occurred in 2012. Among the nine Census divisions, seven posted gains for the… Read More ›

FHFA House Price Indexes – Additional Gains In Most Areas

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released monthly home price indexes for August today. House prices nationally increased 0.7% from July levels on a seasonally adjusted basis. This brings the cumulative gain for 2012 to 4.6% after being essentially flat through 2011. Around the country, six of the nine Census divisions posted modest gains in August from July, ranging from… Read More ›