Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CoreLogic: House Prices decline 0.6% in July

by Bill McBride on 9/15/2010 11:18:00 AM

Notes: CoreLogic reports the year-over-year change. The headline for this post is for the change from June 2010 to July 2010. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average of May, June and July and is NSA.

From CoreLogic (formerly First American LoanPerformance): CoreLogic Home Price Index Remained Flat in July

CoreLogic ... today released its Home Price Index (HPI) that showed that home prices in the U.S. remained flat in July as transaction volumes continue to decline. This was the first time in five months that no year-over-year gains were reported. According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices, including distressed sales showed no change in July 2010 compared to July 2009. June 2010 HPI showed a 2.4 percent year-over-year gain compared to June 2009. ...

Although home prices were flat nationally, the majority of states experienced price declines and price declines are spreading across more geographies relative to a few months ago. Home prices fell in 36 states in July, nearly twice the number in May and the highest since last November when national home prices were declining," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic.
Loan Performance House Price Index Click on graph for larger image in new window.

This graph shows the national CoreLogic HPI data since 1976. January 2000 = 100.

The index is flat over the last year, and off 28% from the peak.

The index is 6.1% above the low set in March 2009, and I expect to see a new post-bubble low for this index later this year or early in 2011.