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FHFA House Price Index Up 0.7 Percent in April230966/22/2017 4:00:00 AMNews Release<p> <strong>Washington, D.C.&#160;</strong>– U.S. house prices rose in April, up <strong>0.7 percent</strong> from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). &#160;The previously reported 0.6 percent increase in March was revised upward to reflect a 0.7 percent increase.&#160; </p><p>The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.&#160; From April 2016 to April 2017, house prices were up <strong>6.8</strong><strong> </strong> <strong>p</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>c</strong><strong>en</strong><strong>t</strong>.&#160; </p><p>For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from March 2017 to April 2017 ranged from <strong>-0.1</strong> <strong>p</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>ce</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>t</strong> in the East South Central division to <strong>+1.6</strong><strong> </strong> <strong>p</strong><strong>e</strong><strong>r</strong><strong>ce</strong><strong>n</strong><strong>t</strong> in the West South Central division.&#160; The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from <strong>+4.7 percent</strong> in the West North Central division to <strong>+8.9 percent</strong> in the Mountain division.</p><p>Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs on the following pages.&#160; Complete historical downloadable data and HPI release dates for 2017 are available on the <a href="/hpi">HPI page</a>. </p><p>For detailed information on the HPI, see <a href="/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Housing-Price-Index-Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx">HPI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)</a>.&#160; The next HPI report will be released July 25, 2017 and will include monthly data through May 2017.<br></p>6/22/2017 1:00:33 PM617https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
FHFA First Quarter Foreclosure Prevention Report: Foreclosure Preventions near 3.9 Million230996/22/2017 4:00:00 AMNews Release<p> <strong>Washington, D.C.</strong> – The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its first quarter <em>Foreclosure Prevention Report</em>, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 49,104 foreclosure prevention actions in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of troubled homeowners helped since conservatorships to nearly <strong>3.9 million</strong>.&#160; </p><p>Of the foreclosure prevention actions, more than 3.2 million have helped troubled homeowners stay in their homes, including more than 2 million permanent loan modifications.&#160; FHFA's report includes data on the Enterprises' home retention actions, delinquency data and real estate owned (REO) inventory.&#160; FHFA publishes the report data in an online, interactive <a href="/DataTools/Tools/Pages/Borrower-Assistance-Map.aspx">Borrower Assistance Map</a> on FHFA.gov.&#160; Other foreclosure prevention data noted in the quarterly report include&#58; </p><ul><li>The Enterprises' serious delinquency rate fell to 1.0 percent at the end of the first quarter, the lowest level since April of 2008.<br></li><li>The number of 60+ days delinquent loans declined 10 percent to 377,622 at the end of the first quarter, also the lowest level since 2008.<br></li><li>The Enterprises' REO inventory declined by 8 percent in the first quarter to 44,460.<br></li></ul> <br> <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FPR_1Q2017.pdf">Link to Report</a><br>6/22/2017 3:00:31 PM367https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx
FHFA Releases 2016 Report to Congress229816/15/2017 4:00:00 AMNews Release<p> <strong>Washington, D.C. </strong>– The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its 2016 <em>Report to Congress.</em><em>&#160; </em>The statutorily-required report provides information about FHFA's 2016 examinations of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the FHLBanks' Office of Finance.&#160; The report also describes FHFA's actions as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the year and it describes the Agency's regulatory guidance, research and publications.&#160; &#160;</p> Link to <a href="/AboutUs/Reports/ReportDocuments/FHFA_2016_Report-to-Congress.pdf">2016 <em>Report to Congress</em></a>6/15/2017 2:00:52 PM1321https://www.fhfa.gov/Media/PublicAffairs/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspxhtmlFalseaspx