Monday, July 25, 2016

Black Knight: House Price Index up 1.1% in May, Up 5.4% year-over-year

by Bill McBride on 7/25/2016 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: May 2016 Transactions, U.S. Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

• U.S. home prices were up 1.1% for the month, and 5.4% from a year ago

• At $263K, the U.S. HPI is up nearly 32% from the bottom of the market at the start of 2012 and is now just 1.8% off its June 2006 peak

• 15 of the 40 largest metros hit new peaks:
◦Austin, TX ($303K)
◦Boston, MA ($424K)
◦Charlotte, NC ($209K)
◦Columbus, OH ($183K)
◦Dallas, TX ($234K)
◦Denver, CO ($357K)
◦Houston, TX ($227K)
◦Kansas City, MO ($182K)
◦Nashville, TN ($235K)
◦Pittsburgh, PA ($194K)
◦Portland, OR ($352K)
◦San Antonio, TX ($202K)
◦San Francisco, CA ($771K)
◦San Jose, CA ($920K)
◦Seattle, WA ($405K)
The year-over-year increase in this index has been about the same for the last year.