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FHFA Housing Price Index

FHFA released their housing price index data for April which showed that house prices rose 0.3 percent from March on a seasonally adjusted basis. That rate of growth is the same that FHFA reported in March. If that rate...

Homeowner Equity as a Share of the Value of Real Estate Could Normalize Within the Year

  Just as the rise in home prices had slowed in the middle quarters of 2014, the rise in owners’ equity in real estate slowed.  Now, however, as home prices are accelerating, owners’ equity in real estate is growing...

Did You Know: Household Net Worth

The net worth of households and non-profits is now at $84.9 trillion in the first quarter of 2015 according to data from the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds.  This is a new record and shows that in the aggregate,...

Case Shiller Price Index (March 2015)

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for March 2015 which showed that house prices rose 4.7 percent from March one year ago for the 10-city composite and 5.0 percent for the 20-city composite.  The national index...

Case Shiller Price Index (February 2015)

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for February 2015 which showed that house prices rose 4.8 percent from February one year ago for the 10-city composite vs. 4.3 percent in January and 5.0 percent for the...