Fannie Mae Home Price Index
The Fannie Mae Home Price Index (FNM-HPI) is a national, repeat-transaction home price index measuring the average, quarterly price change for all single-family properties in the United States, excluding condos. The index is produced by aggregating county-level data to create both seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted national indices that are representative of the whole country and designed to serve as indicators of general single-family home price trends.
Comment from Mark Palim, Fannie Mae Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist, on Q4 2022 FNM-HPI results: "The rise in mortgage rates over the past year and record inflation have constrained the purchasing power of prospective homebuyers. The resulting affordability pressures are evident in the home price declines of the past two quarters, along with the downturn in homes sales. The rise in rates also exacerbates the ‘lock-in effect’ in which existing homeowners who have rates well below current market rates have a financial disincentive to give up their current mortgage and purchase a different home at a higher mortgage rate, thereby reducing the supply of homes available for sale. We believe that a key factor that will impact home prices in 2023 is how the tension between a reduced supply of homes available for sale and lower mortgage demand is resolved."
Learn more: Read the latest FNM-HPI press release and access the data.
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