FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index

first_img Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Previous: First-time Buyers Account for 60 Percent of Purchases Next: The Fight Against Blight in Maryland About Author: Brianna Gilpin U.S. house prices rose 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest House Price Index report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The quarter, however, showed the second-lowest increase since the end of 2015 and marked the second straight quarter in which the amount of the increase dropped from the quarter prior.House prices in Q3 of last year rose 1.6 percent; that increase dropped to 1.54 percent in Q4.However, compared to a year prior, house prices were up 6 percent in Q1, and that closely reflects the rate of growth the U.S. housing market has experienced year-over-year in each of the past six quarters. Also, FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 0.6 percent from February.Year-over-year, house prices rose in the District of Columbia and all states except two: North Dakota and Delaware, though depreciation in each was not even a full percent since last year. Prices in both states were down about 1 percent in Q1 compared to Q4, though North Dakota’s five-year appreciation finished Q1 at almost 30 percent. U.S. price appreciation over the same five-year period was almost 35 percent.Year-over-year, the District of Columbia saw the largest rise in house prices at 14 percent. Colorado, Idaho, and Washington saw increases above 10 percent, while New Hampshire saw prices rise 9.5 percent since last year.Quarter-to-quarter, D.C. again saw the biggest bump in home prices, up almost 6 percent. New Hampshire saw prices rise 4.27 percent over the quarter. Nebraska saw a nearly 3.5 percent rise; and Vermont about 3 percent.Nine states saw prices decrease over the quarter, with Hawaii seeing the largest drop, nearly 2.5 percent. Even so, of the nine census divisions, the Pacific division experienced the strongest increase in the first quarter, posting a 2 percent quarterly increase and a 7.7 percent increase since the first quarter of last year.House price appreciation was weakest in the Middle Atlantic division, where prices rose 1 percent from the last quarter, FHFA reported.Among the 100 largest metros in the U.S., price increases compared to a year ago were greatest in the Grand Rapids area, where prices increased by 13.7 percent.  Prices were weakest in San Francisco area, where they fell 2.5 percent. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: FHFA Price Index Q1 May 24, 2017 1,269 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago FHFA Price Index Q1 2017-05-24 Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Newslast_img read more

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