Solid Gains Seen in Home Prices

Home prices continued to rise in December due in part to high demand and a shortage in homes for sale on the market. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index rose 6.3 percent from December 2016 to December 2017, just below the 6.4 percent recorded in November. From November to December, prices were up 0.6 percent. David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index said, “Within the last few months, there are beginning to be some signs that gains in housing may be leveling off. Sales of Existing Homes fell in December and January. fea_chart_022718Pending Home Sales of existing homes are roughly flat over the last several months. New home sales appear to be following the same trend as existing home sales. While the price increases do not suggest any weakening of demand, mortgage rates rose from 4 percent to 4.4 percent since the start of the year. It is too early to tell if the housing recovery is slowing. If it is, some moderation in price gains could be seen later this year.”

 

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Home Price Gains Fueled by Tight Inventories

CoreLogic reports that home prices nationwide rose 6.6 percent from May 2016 to May 2017 and 1.2 percent from April 2017 to May 2017. Tight inventories of homes for sale continue to push prices higher. CoreLogic forecasts indicate that home prices will increase by 5.3 percent on a year-over-year basis from May 2017 to May 2018. fea_chart_07-11-17

Solid Home Price Gains Continue

 

CoreLogic, a leading provider of data analytics, reported today that home prices, including distressed sales, jumped 7 percent from February 2016 to February 2017 due in part to high demand and limited supply across most local markets. Month-over-month, prices rose 1 percent. Looking ahead, prices are expected to rise 4.7 percent from February 2017 to February 2018fea_chart_040417_print