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FHFA House Price Index Up 0.7 Percent in April


Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose in April, up 0.7 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.6 percent increase in March was revised upward to reflect a 0.7 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 2016 to April 2017, house prices were up 6.8 percent

For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March 2017 to April 2017 ranged from -0.1 percent in the East South Central division to +1.6 percent in the West South Central division.  The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +4.7 percent in the West North Central division to +8.9 percent in the Mountain 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 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 July 25, 2017 and will include monthly data through May 2017.



The Federal Housing Finance Agency regulates Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks. These government-sponsored enterprises provide more than $5.8 trillion in funding for the U.S. mortgage markets and financial institutions. Additional information is available at www.FHFA.gov, on Twitter @FHFA, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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