Friday, October 10, 2014

FNC: Residential Property Values increased 7.5% year-over-year in August

by Bill McBride on 10/10/2014 10:09:00 AM

In addition to Case-Shiller, and CoreLogic, I'm also watching the FNC, Zillow and several other house price indexes.

FNC released their August index data today.  FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values increased 0.8% from July to August (Composite 100 index, not seasonally adjusted). The other RPIs (10-MSA, 20-MSA, 30-MSA) increased between 0.9% and 1.1% in August. These indexes are not seasonally adjusted (NSA), and are for non-distressed home sales (excluding foreclosure auction sales, REO sales, and short sales).

Notes: In addition to the composite indexes, FNC presents price indexes for 30 MSAs. FNC also provides seasonally adjusted data.

The year-over-year (YoY) change was the same in August as in July, with the 100-MSA composite up 7.5% compared to August 2013.   In general, for FNC, the YoY increase has been slowing since peaking in February at 9.4%.

The index is still down 18.8% from the peak in 2006.

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This graph shows the year-over-year change based on the FNC index (four composites) through August 2014. The FNC indexes are hedonic price indexes using a blend of sold homes and real-time appraisals.

All of the price indexes had been showing a slowdown in price increases - although the indexes increased the same or slightly more year-over-year in August compared to July.

The August Case-Shiller index will be released on Tuesday, October 28th, and I expect Case-Shiller to show a further slowdown in YoY price increases.