Home Price Measures Archive

How Much Will Your Monthly Payment Change?

Mortgage rates have been rising sharply over the past couple of months. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.2 percent in December, the highest of 2015 and 2016, and it appears to stay above 4 percent for a long while....

Do Elections Affect the Housing Market in Washington, DC?

In view of the upcoming presidential elections, Washington, DC is getting ready to welcome the administration of the next president. But what does this mean for local housing market? Do elections affect housing market in the area? Let’s take...

The Latest on Home Prices

Recent housing price data at the national level suggests that home prices continue to increase at a strong pace—faster than what would be considered typical. Strong buyer demand and low inventories coupled with still relatively low levels of new...

Modest Price Growth Projected in Next 12 Months

With rising inventory  and the strong price recovery since 2012, REALTORS®  responding  to the  November 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey expected home prices to increase modestly in the next 12 months, with the median at about 3 percent:    http://www.realtor.org/reports/realtors-confidence-index[1]....

Case-Shiller and FHFA Housing Price Data: Continued but Decelerating Gains

Last week NAR released median home price information that showed gains of 5.5 percent in October 2014 home prices compared to October 2013.  This gain was slightly higher than the 5.3 percent seen in September and also higher than...