FHFA House Price Index Continues Climbing in June

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) house price index (HPI) continued its climb in June, coming in at 405.8. U.S. house prices increased by 0.3% from the previous month and by 3.1% from one year ago. After adjusting for inflation, the real index is up 0.3% month-over-month and up 2.3% year-over-year.

Here is the quote from the press release:

“U.S. house prices appreciated at a slightly higher rate in the second quarter amid low inventory,” said Dr. Anju Vajja, Principal Associate Director in FHFA’s Division of Research and Statistics. “While prices in a number of western states continued to decline year-over-year, house prices rose in all states quarter-over-quarter.”​

FHFA House Price Index

The House Price Index is a measure of the change in prices of single-family homes, using data from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It helps to analyze the strength of the US housing market by watching the rise and fall of prices. As prices increase so does consumer confidence. Conversely, as prices decrease, consumer confidence declines as well.