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The FHFA House Price Index (HPI) is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices. The HPI is a weighted, repeat-sales index, meaning that it measures average price changes in repeat sales or refinancings on the same properties. This information is obtained by reviewing repeat mortgage transactions on single-family properties whose mortgages have been purchased or securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac since January 1975.
The HPI serves as a timely, accurate indicator of house price trends at various geographic levels. Because of the breadth of the sample, it provides more information than is available in other house price indexes. It also provides housing economists with an improved analytical tool that is useful for estimating changes in the rates of mortgage defaults, prepayments and housing affordability in specific geographic areas.
The HPI includes house price figures for the nine Census Bureau divisions, for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Divisions.
FHFA publishes monthly and quarterly HPI reports. See latest
HPI release dates
Monthly Purchase-Only Indexes The standard indexes reported in monthly news releases. Use prices from sales transactions of mortgage data obtained from the Enterprises.
Quarterly Purchase-Only Indexes The standard indexes reported in quarterly news releases. Use prices from sales transactions of mortgage data obtained from the Enterprises
Quarterly All-Transactions Indexes Build on the purchase-only index data by adding prices from appraisal data obtained from the Enterprises.
Quarterly Expanded-Data indexesBuild on the purchase-only and all-transactions index data by adding prices from FHA and county recorder data.
Purchase-Only Indexes Volatility ParametersThe standard deviation of house price growth (accounting for the time between repeat sales). Use prices from sales transactions of mortgage data obtained from the Enterprises.
All-Transactions Indexes Volatility ParametersThe standard deviation of house price growth (accounting for the time between repeat sales). Build on the purchase-only volatility data by adding prices from appraisal data obtained from the Enterprises.
HPI ZIP5 Map
HPI County Map
HPI Four-Quarter Appreciation US
HPI Four-Quarter Appreciation Map
HPI Motion Chart
HPI Summary Tables
House Price Index FAQs
Methodology: HPI Technical Paper
House Price Index Focus Pieces
January 24, 2018
February 27, 2018
Quarterly Index (with Monthly Tables)
Dec. 2017 and 2017Q4
March 22, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 24, 2018
March 2018 and 2018Q1
June 21, 2018
July 24, 2018
August 23, 2018
June 2018 and 2018Q2
September 25, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 27, 2018
Sept. 2018 and 2018Q3
December 27, 2018
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