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Increase in Housing Wealth

Home owners’ equity in real estate improved as home prices continue to increase and mortgage debt expands slowly. Previous analysis of household balance sheets from the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) indicated that the primary residence was the largest asset category on the balance sheets of households in 2016 and it accounted for about one quarter of all assets… Read More ›

Home Prices in April – Rising Moderately

Both FHFA and S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes rose moderately in April. S&P Dow Jones Indices reported that the Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 0.9% in April, slightly faster than the downwardly revised 0.7% in March. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) slowed to a 2.8%… Read More ›

Home Prices in February – A More Sustainable Pace

The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 5.0% in February, down from 5.8% in January. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.8% in February, following 4.9% in January. After the boom and… Read More ›

Home Prices Appreciation Slowed in December

The Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, slowed to a 9.8% seasonally adjusted annual growth rate in December, from 10.4% in November. The Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.5% in December, following 7.1% in November. House price appreciation is largely driven… Read More ›