Monday, December 30, 2013

LPS: House Price Index increased 0.1% in October, Up 8.8% year-over-year

by Bill McBride on 12/30/2013 08:47:00 AM

Notes: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, LPS, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). The timing of different house prices indexes can be a little confusing. LPS uses the current month closings only (not a three month average like Case-Shiller or a weighted average like CoreLogic), excludes short sales and REOs, and is not seasonally adjusted.

From LPS: LPS Home Price Index Report: October Transactions, U.S. Home Prices Up 0.1 Percent for the Month; Up 8.8 Percent Year-Over-Year

Lender Processing Services ... based on October 2013 residential real estate transactions. The LPS HPI combines the company’s extensive property and loan-level databases to produce a repeat sales analysis of home prices as of their transaction dates every month for each of more than 18,500 U.S. ZIP codes. The LPS HPI represents the price of non-distressed sales by taking into account price discounts for REO and short sales.
The year-over-year increase was slightly less in October than in September. The LPS HPI is off 14.1% from the peak in June 2006.

Note: The press release has data for the 20 largest states, and 40 MSAs. Prices declined slightly in eight of the 20 largest states in October, and 18 of the 40 largest MSAs. LPS shows prices off 44.6% from the peak in Las Vegas, off 37.4% in Orlando, and 35.4% off from the peak in Riverside-San Bernardino, CA (Inland Empire). "After months of setting new highs, Texas - and the major metropolitan areas of Austin and Dallas - saw a slight pullback in October."

Note: Case-Shiller for October will be released tomorrow.