HPI from peakThe U.S. housing market continues to make home price gains.

Earlier this week, the S&P/Case-Shiller Index showed home prices gaining 4.3 percent during the 12-month period ending October 2012, marking the largest one-year gain in home prices since May 2010.

The Case-Shiller Index measures changes ...

27.12.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Home Price Index from peak to presentTuesday, the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index (HPI) showed home values rising 0.2% on a seasonally-adjusted basis between June and July 2012, and moving +3.7% on an annual basis.

Home values have not dropped month-to-month since January of this year -- a span of 6 months.

For today'...

26.09.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

New g-fees threaten low mortgage ratesBeginning as soon as next week, new, mandatory mortgage fees will push mortgage rates higher throughout Midlothian and nationwide. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are raising their respective "guarantee fees".

Guarantee fees are fees that mortgage-backed securities providers charge to lende...

07.09.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Home Price Index, monthly since April 2007

The housing market recovery appears to be sustainable.

According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Home Price Index, home prices rose by a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent between May and June 2012. The index is now up 3.0% over the past 12 months, and made its biggest quarterly gain s...

28.08.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller Index May 2012

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, home values rose 2.2% nationwide, with all 20 tracked markets making month-to-month improvement. On an annual basis, 17 of the 20 Case-Shiller Index markets improved.

Despite the positive report, however, our enthusiasm for the May Case-Shiller I...

01.08.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Home Price Index from peakThe housing market's bottom is 9 months behind us. Home values continue to climb nationwide.

According to the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index, home values rose 0.8% in May on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. May's reading marks the sixth time in seven months that home values ...

25.07.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

HPI from April 2007 peak

The Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index shows home values up 0.8% in April on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis.

April marks the third consecutive month during which home values increased and the index is now up 3 percent from last year at this time.

As a home buyer in Richmond , it...

29.06.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Home Price Index since April 2007 peakThe government confirms what the private-sector Case-Shiller Index reported yesterday. Nationwide, average home values slipped in October.

The Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index shows home values down 0.2% on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. October marks just the second time since A...

29.12.11 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Making Home Affordabie

Tuesday, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled lender instructions for the government's revamped HARP program, kick-starting a potential refinance frenzy across Virginia and nationwide.

HARP stands for Home Affordable Refinance Program. The updated program is meant to give "underwater homeowners...

16.11.11 04:45 PM - Comment(s)
HPI Monthly Changes From April 2007 Peak In an echo of February's Case-Shiller Index report, the government's own home price-tracker -- the Home Price Index -- showed home values slipping between January and February 2011. The Federal Home Finance Agency data had  home values down 1.6 percent nationwide in February, on average, marki...
06.05.11 04:02 PM - Comment(s)

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