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U.S. House Price Index - February 201711704<p>U.S. house prices rose in February according to the&#160;FHFA seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). &#160;From February 2016 to February 2017, house prices were up <strong>6.4 percent</strong>.&#160;</p><p>For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from January 2017 to February 2017 ranged from -0.1 percent in the South Atlantic division to +1.8 percent in the East South Central division.&#160; The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +4.6 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +9.5 percent in the Mountain division.</p><p>Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs in the attachment. </p><p><a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/FHFA-House-Price-Index-Up-0pt8-Percent-in-February-2017.aspx">Related News Release</a></p>4/25/2017 1:01:00 PM487
Refinance Report - February 201711574<h3>​February 2017 Highlights</h3><p>Total refinance volume fell in February 2017 as mortgage rates in January remained over half a percent higher than the levels observed in November 2016. Mortgage rates increased in February&#58; the average interest rate on a 30‐year fixed rate mortgage rose to 4.17 percent from 4.15 percent in January.</p><p>In February 2017&#58;</p><ul><li> Borrowers completed 4,198 refinances through HARP, bringing total refinances from the inception of the program to 3,456,422. </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 February 2017&#58;</p><ul><li>Borrowers with loan‐to‐value ratios greater than 105 percent&#160; accounted for 18 percent of the volume of HARP loans.</li><li>Twenty three 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&#160; refinances nationwide over the same period.</li></ul><p> Borrowers who refinanced through HARP had a lower delinquency&#160; rate compared to borrowers eligible for HARP who did not refinance&#160; 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 September 30, 2016. </p>4/13/2017 3:00:12 PM251
Foreclosure Prevention Report - January 201711560<h3>January 2017 Highlights</h3><p> <strong>The Enterprises' Foreclosure Prevention Actions&#58;</strong> </p><ul><li>The Enterprises completed 14,558 foreclosure prevention actions in January 2017, bringing the total to 3,847,918 since the start of the conservatorships in September 2008. Over half of these actions have been permanent loan modifications.</li><li>There were 9,405 permanent loan modifications in January, bringing the total to 2,031,726 since the conservatorships began in September 2008.</li><li>The share of modifications with principal forbearance decreased to 19 percent during the month. Modifications with extend-term only increased to 44 percent due to continuing improvement in house prices.<br></li><li>There were 1,615 short sales and deeds-in-lieu completed in January, down 5 percent compared with December.</li></ul><p> <strong>The Enterprises' Mortgage Performance&#58;</strong><br> </p><ul><li>The serious delinquency rate remained flat at 1.12 percent at the end of January.</li></ul><p><strong> The Enterprises' Foreclosures&#58;</strong><br> </p><ul><li>Third-party and foreclosure sales increased 16 percent from 5,764 in December to 6,705 in January. </li><li>Foreclosure starts increased 10 percent from 15,133 in December to 16,604 in January.</li></ul>4/12/2017 3:00:25 PM231