Monday, June 27, 2016

Black Knight: House Price Index up 1.0% in April, Up 5.4% year-over-year

by Bill McBride on 6/27/2016 08:01:00 AM

Note: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Black Knight, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). Note: Black Knight 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 Black Knight: Black Knight Home Price Index Report: April Transactions -- U.S. Home Prices Up 1.0 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

• U.S. home prices were up 1.0 percent for the month, and have gained 5.4 percent from one year ago

• At $260K, the U.S. HPI is up over 30 percent from the market’s bottom and is now just 2.9 percent off its June 2006 peak

• 14 of the nation's 40 largest metropolitan areas hit new peaks in April:
◦Austin, TX ($299K)
◦Boston, MA ($419K)
◦Charlotte, NC ($207K)
◦Dallas, TX ($230K)
◦Denver, CO ($351K)
◦Houston, TX ($225K)
◦Kansas City, MO ($180K)
◦Nashville, TN ($231K)
◦Pittsburgh, PA ($190K)
◦Portland, OR ($346K)
◦San Antonio, TX ($200K)
◦San Francisco, CA ($765K)
◦San Jose, CA ($921K)
◦Seattle, WA ($401K)
The year-over-year increase in the index has been about the same for the last year.