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Existing Home Sales and the FHFA Housing Price Index

This week NAR released existing home sales and median home price information that showed gains of 7.9 percent in prices in March 2014 compared to March 2013, notably slower than trends in early summer/fall 2013 when price growth topped...

Median Income: Family vs. Household

Did you know: “Typical” income for a household or family varies based on the type of family you’re interested in describing. Typical income can be measured in a variety of ways. Analysts often use median household income to indicate...

Metro and Regional Price Data

Earlier this week, we looked at the FHFA and Case-Shiller release focusing on national data trends. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases...

FHFA, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Measures

Last week NAR released existing home sales and median home price information that showed gains of 9.1 percent in prices in February 2014 compared to February 2013, notably slower than trends in early summer/fall 2013 when price growth topped...

A more granular look at home prices

Previously, we looked at the FHFA and Case-Shiller release focusing on national data trends. Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional, state, and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases data...