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FHFA House Price Index Up 0.7 Percent in April23096<p> <strong>Washington, D.C.&#160;</strong>– U.S. house prices rose in April, up <strong>0.7 percent</strong> from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). &#160;The previously reported 0.6 percent increase in March was revised upward to reflect a 0.7 percent increase.&#160; </p><p>The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.&#160; From April 2016 to April 2017, house prices were up <strong>6.8</strong><strong> </strong> <strong>p</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>c</strong><strong>en</strong><strong>t</strong>.&#160; </p><p>For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March 2017 to April 2017 ranged from <strong>-0.1</strong> <strong>p</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>ce</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>t</strong> in the East South Central division to <strong>+1.6</strong><strong> </strong> <strong>p</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>ce</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>t</strong> in the West South Central division.&#160; The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from <strong>+4.7 percent</strong> in the West North Central division to <strong>+8.9 percent</strong> in the Mountain division.</p><p>Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs on the following pages.&#160; Complete historical downloadable data and HPI release dates for 2017 are available on the <a href="/hpi">HPI page</a>. </p><p>For detailed information on the HPI, see <a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Housing-Price-Index-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx">HPI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)</a>.&#160; The next HPI report will be released July 25, 2017 and will include monthly data through May 2017.<br></p>6/22/2017 1:00:33 PM589https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
U.S. House Price Index - April 201723098<p style="font-style&#58;normal;">U.S. house prices rose in April&#160;according to the&#160;FHFA seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). &#160;From April&#160;2016 to April&#160;2017, house prices were up&#160;<span style="font-size&#58;inherit;font-family&#58;inherit;font-weight&#58;700 !important;">6.8&#160;percent</span>.&#160;</p><p style="font-style&#58;normal;">For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March&#160;2017 to April&#160;2017 ranged from -0.1 percent in the East South Central&#160;division to +1.6&#160;percent in the West South Central division.&#160; The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +4.7&#160;percent in the West North Central&#160;division to +8.9 percent in the Mountain division.</p><p style="font-style&#58;normal;">Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs in the attachment.<br></p><p><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-House-Price-Index-Up-0pt7-Percent-in-April-2017.aspx">Related News Release</a><br></p>6/22/2017 1:00:37 PM454https://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Foreclosure Prevention Report - First Quarter 201723101<h2>First Quarter 2017 Highlights<br></h2><div><br></div><p><strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosure Prevention Actions&#58;</strong><br></p><ul><li>The Enterprises completed 49,104 foreclosure prevention&#160;actions in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total to&#160;3,882,464 since the start of conservatorships in September 2008.&#160;Of these actions, 3,211,462 have helped troubled homeowners stay in their homes including 2,054,248 permanent loan&#160;modifications.<br></li><li>The share of modifications with principal forbearance increased&#160;to 26 percent. Modifications with extend-term only accounted for&#160;40 percent of all loan modifications in the first quarter due to&#160;improved house prices and expiration of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).<br></li><li>As of March 31, 2017, approximately 20 percent of loans&#160;modified in the first quarter of 2016 had missed two or more payments, one year after modification.<br></li><li>There were 4,936 completed short sales and deeds-in-lieu&#160;during the quarter, bringing the total to 671,002 since the conservatorships began in September in 2008.<br></li></ul><p><strong>The Enterprises' Mortgage Performance&#58;</strong></p><ul><li>The number of 60+ days delinquent loans declined 10 percent&#160;to 377,622 at the end of the first quarter, the lowest level since 2008.<br></li><li>The Enterprises' serious delinquency rate fell to 1.0 percent at&#160;the end of the first quarter, the lowest level since April of 2008.&#160;This compared with 4.0 percent for Federal Housing&#160;Administration (FHA) loans, 2.1 percent for Veterans Affairs (VA)&#160;loans, and 2.8 percent for all loans (industry average).<br></li></ul><p><strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosures&#58;</strong><br></p><ul><li>Foreclosure starts fell 4 percent to 50,529 while third-party and&#160;foreclosure sales increased 5 percent to 19,195 in the first quarter.<br></li></ul><p><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-First-Quarter-Foreclosure-Prevention-Report-Foreclosure-Preventions-near-3-9-Million.aspx">Related News Release</a><br></p><p>For an interactive online map that provides state data, click on the following link&#58; <a href="/DataTools/Tools/Pages/Borrower-Assistance-Map.aspx"><em> Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac State&#160;Borrower Assistance Map</em></a><em>&#160;<span aria-hidden="true"></span></em><br></p>6/22/2017 3:00:39 PM90https://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Annual Report to Congress - 201622983<table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-0" cellspacing="0" style="height&#58;154px;"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width&#58;10%;"> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2016_Report-to-Congress.pdf"><img src="/AboutUs/Reports/PublishingImages/Report_Gen_Thumbs/2016ARcover.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a> </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width&#58;50%;"><p>​The Federal Housing Finance Agency's 2016 <em> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2016_Report-to-Congress.pdf">Report to Congress</a></em> (a statutorily-required report) provides information about FHFA’s 2016 examinations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the FHLBanks’ Office of Finance.&#160; The report also describes FHFA’s actions as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the year and it describes the Agency’s regulatory guidance, research and publications.&#160;&#160;&#160;</p><p> <a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-Releases-2016-Report-to-Congress.aspx">Related News Release</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table>6/21/2017 3:28:31 PM400https://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
Refinance Report - April 201722989<h2>April 2017 Highlights</h2><p> Total refinance volume fell in April 2017 as mortgage rates in March remained over half a percent higher than the lows observed in 2016. Mortgage rates decreased in April&#58; the average interest rate on a 30‐year fixed rate mortgage fell to 4.05 percent from 4.20 percent in March.</p><p> In April 2017&#58; </p><ul><li> Borrowers completed 3,493 refinances through HARP, bringing total refinances from the inception of the program to 3,464,589. </li><li>HARP volume represented 3 percent of total refinance volume. </li><li>Six percent of the loans refinanced through HARP had a loan-to‐value ratio greater than 125 percent. </li></ul><p> Year to date through April 2017&#58; </p><ul><li>Borrowers with loan‐to‐value ratios greater than 105 percent accounted for 19 percent of the volume of HARP loans. </li><li>Twenty-five percent of HARP refinances for underwater borrowers were for shorter‐term 15‐ and 20‐year mortgages, which build equity faster than traditional 30‐year mortgages. </li><li> HARP refinances represented 6 or more percent of total refinances in Nevada, and Florida, double the 3 percent of total refinances nationwide over the same period. </li></ul><p>Borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower delinquency rate compared to borrowers eligible for HARP who did not refinance through the program. </p><p>Ten states accounted for over 60 percent of the Nation's HARP eligible loans with a refinance incentive as of December 31, 2016. </p>6/15/2017 5:00:49 PM322https://www.fhfa.gov/AboutUs/Reports/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx

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