home price Archive

61 Percent of REALTORS® Reported Higher Prices from a Year Ago in June 2015

In the June 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report 61 percent of REALTORS® reported rising home prices compared to only 43 percent in December 2014 (60 in May 2015; 68 in June 2014). About 16 percent of sales reported by...

Latest Case Shiller Housing Price Index

Today, Case Shiller released their housing price index data for May 2015 which showed that house prices rose 4.7 percent from May 2014 for the 10-city composite after a 4.6 percent gain in April and 4.9 percent for the...

Rising Home Prices and Falling Mortgage Debt

Today’s homeowners are in the best financial shape in recent memory. Home prices have been rising while overall mortgage debt levels have been falling. As a result the net housing equity has nearly doubled in the past four years....

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Home Prices

Mortgage rates have been rising and are expected to increase further over the next two years.  Home sales and home prices are generally impacted negatively if mortgage rates were the only things changing.  Fortunately, there are other economic variables...

Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago and for the month of April as higher prices continue to outpace incomes and as home sales continue to ramp up for the spring-summer selling season. Housing...