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FHFA House Price Index Up 0.5 Percent in July 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/22/2016

Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose in July, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.2 percent increase in June was revised upward to reflect a 0.3 percent increase. 

The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  From July 2015 to July 2016, house prices were up 5.8 percent

For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from June 2016 to July 2016 ranged from +0.2 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +1.0 percent in the East South Central division.  The 12-month changes were also all positive, ranging from +2.6 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +7.7 percent in the Pacific division.

Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs on the following pages.  Complete historical downloadable data and HPI release dates for 2016 and 2017 are available on the HPI page.

For detailed information on the HPI, see HPI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  The next HPI report will be released October 25, 2016 and will include monthly data through August 2016.  

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Media:  Stefanie Johnson (202) 649-3030 / Corinne Russell (202) 649-3032
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