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Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose in April, up 0.2 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 0.7 percent increase in March was revised upward to reflect a 0.8 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 April 2015 to April 2016, house prices were up 5.9 percent. Since October 2015, the national house price index level has surpassed the prior peak level from March 2007.
For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March 2016 to April 2016 ranged from -0.7 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +1.4 percent in the New England division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +1.7 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +8.6 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 are available on the HPI page.
For detailed information on the monthly HPI, see HPI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The next HPI report will be released July 21, 2016 and will include monthly data through May 2016.
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