Home Prices Nationwide Up 6.2 Percent Year Over Year in U.S.

Home Prices Nationwide Up 6.2 Percent Year Over Year in U.S.

Residential News » United States Edition | By Monsef Rachid | June 9, 2016 9:00 AM ET

U.S. Home prices projected to increase 5.3 percent in coming 12 months

According to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index for April 2016, U.S. home prices are up both year over year and month over month.

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 6.2 percent in April 2016 compared with April 2015 and increased month over month by 1.8 percent in April 2016 compared with March 2016, according to the CoreLogic HPI.

The CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will increase by 5.3 percent on a year-over-year basis from April 2016 to April 2017, and on a month-over-month basis home prices are expected to increase 0.9 percent from April 2016 to May 2016. The CoreLogic HPI Forecast is a projection of home prices using the CoreLogic HPI and other economic variables. Values are derived from state-level forecasts by weighting indices according to the number of owner-occupied households for each state.

"Low mortgage rates and a lean for-sale inventory have resulted in solid home-price growth in most markets," said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. "An expected gradual rise in interest rates and more homes offered for sale are expected to moderate appreciation in the coming year."

"The appreciation in home prices over the past year reflects the gathering pace of the recovery in housing in most states and regions in the U.S.," said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "The rate recovery does vary somewhat based on local conditions. Price increases in a significant number of states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions lagged the national average with Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey and Vermont registering gains of 1 percent or less over the past year."

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