Monday, February 15, 2016

FNC: Residential Property Values increased 6.2% year-over-year in December

by Bill McBride on 2/15/2016 10:35:00 AM

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

FNC released their December 2015 index data.  FNC reported that their Residential Price Index™ (RPI) indicates that U.S. residential property values increased 0.4% from November to December (Composite 100 index, not seasonally adjusted). 

The 10 city MSA increased 0.1% (NSA), the 20-MSA RPI increased 0.2%, and the 30-MSA RPI increased 0.4% in December. 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 index is still down 14.2% from the peak in 2006 (not inflation adjusted).

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This graph shows the year-over-year change based on the FNC index (four composites) through December 2015. The FNC indexes are hedonic price indexes using a blend of sold homes and real-time appraisals.

Most of the other indexes are also showing the year-over-year change in the mid single digit range.

Note: The December Case-Shiller index will be released on Tuesday, February 22nd.