Home Price Gains Decline by 50% From Previous Month

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Home price increases slowed appreciably in August. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said its House Price Index (HPI) was up 4.6 percent on an annual basis in August compared to a 5.0 percent annual gain in July and the month-over-month gain was halved compared to the prior month, coming in at 0.2 percent. The New England region posted the highest monthly increase at 0.9 percent, but changes were negative in three census divisions. There was an 0.8 percent decline in the East South Central division (Kentucky Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama) and prices were down 0.1 percent in both the South Atlantic (coastal states from Delaware to Florida) and the Mountain division. The eight states in the Mountain division (Arizona and New Mexico north to Idaho and Montana) however, had the largest…(read more)

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