FHFA House Price Index Up 0.5 Percent in November
January 26, 2017 / Source: FHFA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC – U.S. house prices rose in November, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.4 percent increase in October was revised downward to a 0.3 percent increase.
The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From November 2015 to November 2016, house prices were up 6.1 percent.
For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from October 2016 to November 2016 ranged from -0.2 percent in the South Atlantic division to +1.5 percent in the Pacific division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +4.7 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +7.7 percent in the Pacific division.
Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs on the following pages. Complete historical downloadable data and HPI release dates for 2017 are available on the HPI page.
For detailed information on the HPI, see HPI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The next HPI report will be released February 23, 2017 and will include quarterly data for the fourth quarter of 2016 and monthly data through December 2016.
House Price Index - November 2016