Home Prices Step Up Pace Again

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The rate of home price appreciation appears to be accelerating again , at least for those homes purchased using Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgages. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said its Purchase Only House Price Index (HPI), based on those mortgage originations, increased by 0.2 percent in May. The April index, originally reported as an 0.1 percent change, was revised up, also to 0.2 percent. There was a wide spread in the rate of price increases across the nine census divisions. East South Central division (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama) saw a gain of 1.5 percent and the South Atlantic division which includes the coastal states from Delaware through Florida plus West Virginia, was up 0.6 percent. Two divisions saw price declines. The East North Central division (Michigan…(read more)

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