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A Good Day for House Prices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released monthly house price indexes for the US and the nine Census divisions for May today. Nationally, house prices rose 0.8% from April on a seasonally adjusted basis and 1.8% on an unadjusted basis. Seven of the nine Census divisions rose in May, with increases ranging from 0.5% to 1.7% seasonally adjusted. House prices… Read More ›

FHFA House Price Indexes – US, State and Metro Area Data

This month’s release from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) includes monthly house price indexes for the US and the 9 Census divisions for March, and quarterly house price indexes for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and metropolitan statistical areas for the first quarter of 2012. The national FHFA purchase-only seasonally adjusted index shows house prices up 1.8… Read More ›

House Price Reports for February – Too Close To Call

Both S&P/Case-Shiller (CS) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released monthly home price indexes for February today. The FHFA released data for the US and the 9 Census divisions, based strictly on February transactions. CS released data for their 10 and 20 city composites, and the component cities, based on three month averages including data from December through February…. Read More ›

Case-Shiller House Prices – A Tale of 20 Cities

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes were released today with data through January for the 10 and 20 city composites (and component cities). The national index, which is calculated quarterly, and the Charlotte, NC metropolitan area, due to delays in data reporting, were not included in the release. The composites were both down 0.8 percent from December, according to the… Read More ›

FHFA Home Price Movement Mixed in January

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released monthly home price indexes for the US and the 9 Census divisions for January. Home prices for the US overall were essentially flat, with no change from December on a seasonally adjusted basis, and a 0.5 percent decline unadjusted. Prices are down slightly, 0.7 percent since last January, both adjusted and unadjusted. The… Read More ›

Affordability Pyramid Shows Most Americans Only Qualify for Lower-Priced Homes

The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) provides detailed data on the income distribution of US households. The NAHB Priced Out Model translates the income data into the distribution of homes that US households can afford and allows generating the Housing Affordability Pyramid. The pyramid shows how many households in the United States can afford homes in various price ranges. At the… Read More ›

Case-Shiller House Prices – Where You Live Matters

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released today with data through December. In addition to the monthly 10 and 20 city composites (and component cities), today’s release included the national index which is calculated quarterly. The national index and the two composites were down and the press release was gloomy with talk of new lows and possible further declines… Read More ›