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FHFA Housing Price Index

This week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their housing price index data for March 2016. FHFA data showed that prices were up 6.1 percent in March from one year ago, slightly above the 5.8 to 6.0 percent...

Highlights of April 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall housing market activity slightly improved in April 2016 from April 2015. Compared to one year ago, housing market activity was essentially unchanged.[1] REALTORS®...

Home Buying and Homeownership in High-Income Areas

By: Danielle Hale, Managing Director, Housing Research;  Hua Zhong, Data Analyst, and Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist In some parts of the United States, a $100,000 income would suffice to rank you among the area’s elites; in other parts of the country,...

Highlights of March 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey

Market conditions vary across local markets, but the REALTORS® confidence and traffic indices indicate that overall market activity picked up slightly in March 2016 compared to one year ago and to the previous month, according to the March 2016...

February 2016 Case Shiller Housing Price Index

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for February 2016. Case Shiller data showed that house prices rose roughly 5 percent in all three indices since February 2015. The national index gained 5.3 percent, while the 10-city...