FHFA Archive

Property Values By State from 2005-2018

Home price appreciation is an important topic in today’s economy. Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), we can analyze the gains and losses of property values over time. I estimated the median property values by state in...

Growth of Property Values

Developing wealth is a hot topic in today’s economy. Some individuals have come to realize one efficient means of developing wealth is through home ownership and real estate. One way to determine this would be looking at the property...

FHFA House Price Indices Indicate South and Midwest Experienced Fastest Price Growth from 1990-2015: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

At a REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently[1], Dr. Will Doerner, Senior Economist, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), presented research on how prices changed from 1990—2015 at the city, county, and ZIP code level[2]. To listen to the presentation[3],...

Price Growth Foreshadows Important Change for Mortgage Borrowers

In the wake of the financial crisis, the national conforming loan limit was frozen at its 2007 level of $417,000. After nearly a decade of waiting, Federal regulators may finally be ready to raise that limit as well as...

May 2016 Housing Price Index

Recent housing price data at the national level suggests that while home price growth may be slowing, prices continue to increase at a strong pace—faster than what would be considered typical. Strong buyer demand and low inventories coupled with...