Tuesday, September 05, 2017

CoreLogic: House Prices up 6.7% Year-over-year in July

by Bill McBride on 9/05/2017 09:16:00 AM

Notes: This CoreLogic House Price Index report is for July. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for June. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA).

From CoreLogic: CoreLogic US Home Price Report Shows Prices Up 6.7 Percent in July 2017

Home prices nationally increased year over year by 6.7 percent from July 2016 to July 2017, and on a month-over-month basis, home prices increased by 0.9 percent in July 2017 compared with June 2017, according to the CoreLogic HPI.
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“In July, home price growth in the Pacific Northwest and mountain states led the nation with the highest appreciation rates,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. “The sharp increase in prices in Washington and Utah has been especially striking, with home price growth in both states accelerating by 3 percentage points since the beginning of this year.”
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CoreLogic House Price Index Click on graph for larger image.

This graph from Corelogic shows the YoY change in the national CoreLogic HPI data since 2002.

The YoY increase had been moving sideways over the last two years, but might have picked up recently (the recent pickup could be revised away).

The year-over-year comparison has been positive for over five consecutive years since turning positive year-over-year in February 2012.