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FHFA House Price Index
Released On 9/22/2011 10:00:00 AM For Jul, 2011
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
M/M change0.9 %0.2 %0.1 % to 0.5 %0.8 %
Y/Y change-4.3 %-4.5 %-3.3 %

Highlights
Housing prices in the moderate price range appear to be firming. The FHFA home price index in July rose for the fourth month in a row, advancing 0.8 percent after a 0.7 percent increase the prior month (originally up 0.9 percent). The FHFA house price index covers mortgages financed by or bundled by federal housing agencies.

On a year-on-year basis, the FHFA HPI is down 3.3 percent, compared to down 4.5 percent in June.

Eight of the nine Census Divisions gained in July, showing widespread improvement. For the nine Census Divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes for month-ago July ranged from minus 0.4 percent in the South Atlantic Division to plus 3.6 percent in the West North Central Division.

The next update on home prices is with the Case-Shiller home price index out on Tuesday, September 27.

Recent History Of This Indicator
The FHFA purchase only house price index rose a surprisingly strong 0.9 percent in June following a 0.4 percent increase in May. The year-on-year rate improved for a second straight month, to minus 4.3 percent compared to minus 6.2 in May and minus 6.3 percent in April.

Definition
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI) covers single-family housing, using data provided by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The House Price Index is derived from transactions involving conforming conventional mortgages purchased or securitized by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.  Why Investors Care
 
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The FHFA Home Price Index captures price data for an important segment of the housing market - home purchases with mortgages financed or bundled by federal housing agencies. However, this HPI does not cover high end housing.
Data Source: Haver Analytics
 
 

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