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Slowing Gains

FHFA’s Supervisory Economist reflects on the factors that slowed the gains in the housing market in the third quarter. A look at the trends that have defined the market during this period.

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FHFA House Price Index Rises Slightly In February

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released its monthly House Price Index (HPI) for February, revealing continued growth even as winter weather slowed the market. The broad measure of the movement of single-family home prices in this purchase-only index went up by .6 percent, and with the exception of November 2013, marked nearly two straight years of increases.

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FHFA’s HPI Up .5 Percent in January

January, 2014 experienced an increase in house prices, which rose by .5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), for the year beginning January, 2013 to January 2014, the HPI increased by 7.4 percent. Prices have increased for 23 of the last 24 months, beginning in February, 2012.

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Home Prices Rise in 38 States in Q4

Home prices rose 7.7 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, while prices for other goods and services ticked up 0.7 percent, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index, which calculates home prices among mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A total of 38 states reported rising prices in the fourth quarter of the year, a significant showing but fewer than the 48 from the previous quarter, according to the FHFA.

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