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U.S. House Price Index Report - 1Q 2012 / March 2012

Published: 5/23/2012
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​​Significant Findings:

  • The seasonally adjusted purchase-only HPI rose in the first quarter in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

  • The top five annual increases were Hawaii (10.3 percent), Washington, DC (9.8 percent), Iowa (5.7 percent), Florida (4.7 percent) and North Dakota (4.4 percent).

  • Of the nine census divisions, the Mountain division exper​​ienced the strongest prices in the latest quarter, posting a 1.4 percent price increase. Prices were weakest in the New England division, where prices fell -0.7 percent.

  • As measured with purchase-only indexes for the 25 most populated metropolitan areas in the U.S., first-quarter price increases were greatest in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX area. That area saw price increases of 2.4 percent between the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. Prices were weakest in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA, where prices declined 3.3 percent over that period.​​

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