FHFA House Price Index Up 0.2 Percent in April; Up 6.3 Percent from Last Year

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Washington, D.C. – RealEstateRama – U.S. house prices rose in April, up 0.2 percent from March, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI®). House prices rose 6.3 percent from April 2023 to April 2024. The previously reported 0.1 percent price increase in March was revised downward to 0.0 percent.

For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March 2024 to April 2024 ranged from -0.2 percent in the West South Central and Middle Atlantic divisions to +1.4 percent in the East South Central division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +3.0 percent in the West South Central division to +8.5 percent in the New England and Middle Atlantic divisions.

“U.S. house prices continued to rise in April,” said Dr. Anju Vajja, Deputy Director for FHFA’s Division of Research and Statistics. “However, the appreciation rate slowed in April amid a slight rise in both mortgage rates and housing inventory.  The housing market in general began to show some signs of normalization.”

The FHFA HPI is a comprehensive collection of publicly available house price indexes that measure changes in single-family home values based on data that extend back to the mid-1970s from all 50 states and over 400 American cities. It incorporates tens of millions of home sales and offers insights about house price changes at the national, census division, state, metro area, county, ZIP code, and census tract levels. FHFA uses a fully transparent methodology based upon a weighted, repeat-sales statistical technique to analyze house price transaction data.

FHFA releases HPI data and reports quarterly and monthly. The flagship FHFA HPI uses seasonally adjusted, purchase-only data from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additional indexes use other data, including refinances, Federal Housing Administration mortgages, and real property records. All the indexes, including their historic values, and information about future HPI release dates, are available on FHFA’s website: https://www.fhfa.gov/HPI.

FHFA will release its next HPI report on July 30, 2024, including monthly data through May 2024.

Attachments: FHFA HPI Monthly – June 2024


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