Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FNC: Residential Property Values increased 5.7% year-over-year in October

by Bill McBride on 12/10/2014 09:31:00 AM

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

FNC released their October index data today.  FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values decreased 0.1% from September to October (Composite 100 index, not seasonally adjusted). The other RPIs (10-MSA, 20-MSA, 30-MSA) decreased between 0.1% and 0.3% in October. 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 lower in October than in September, with the 100-MSA composite up 5.7% compared to October 2013.   In general, for FNC, the YoY increase has been slowing since peaking in February at 9.0%.

The index is still down 19.6% 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 October 2014. The FNC indexes are hedonic price indexes using a blend of sold homes and real-time appraisals.

All of the price indexes have been showing a slowdown in price increases.

The October Case-Shiller index will be released on Tuesday, December 30th, and I expect Case-Shiller to show a further slowdown in YoY price increases.