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Latest FHFA House Price Index (HPI) news release and reportKey findings and analysis of the most recent quarterly releaseMetropolitan area highlights with rankings and recent trendsRelease dates for upcoming reports
The FHFA House Price Index (FHFA HPI®) is the nation’s only collection of public, freely available house price indexes that measure changes in single-family home values based on data from all 50 states and over 400 American cities that extend back to the mid-1970s. The FHFA HPI incorporates tens of millions of home sales and offers insights about house price fluctuations 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.
The FHFA HPI is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices. The FHFA 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 FHFA 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.
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 data by adding transactions from FHA and county recorder data (with sales prices below the annual loan limit ceiling).
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.
FHFA HPI Top 100 Metro Area Rankings
HPI Four-Quarter Appreciation Map
HPI Summary Tables
HPI County and
HPI ZIP5 Maps
Tuesday, January 26
Tuesday, February 23
Quarterly Index (with Monthly Tables)
Dec. 2020 and 2020Q4
Tuesday, March 30
Tuesday, April 27
Tuesday, May 25
March 2021 and 2021Q1
Tuesday, June 29
Tuesday, July 27
Tuesday, August 31
June 2021 and 2021Q2
Tuesday, September 28
Tuesday, October 26
Tuesday, November 30
Sept. 2021 and 2021Q3
Tuesday, December 28
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