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Washington, D.C. – U.S. house prices rose in August, 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 0.2 percent increase in July was revised upward to 0.4 percent.
The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From August 2016 to August 2017, house prices were up
For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from July 2017 to August 2017 ranged from
percent in the New England division to
percent in the Pacific division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from
+5.0 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to
+9.3 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 2017 and 2018 are available on the
For detailed information on the HPI, see
HPI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The next HPI report will be released November 28, 2017 and will include data for the third quarter of 2017 and monthly data through September 2017.
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