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 Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, on Q4 2023 FNM-HPI results: "In the current supply-constrained housing market, any changes to the fundamentals of affordability are going to affect demand, and we saw this in the fourth quarter with interest rates peaking near 8 percent and helping further slow home price growth. Of course, the fourth quarter is also typically the slowest of the year in terms of housing activity and purchase demand, so seasonality should be taken into account, as well. For the year, housing demand held up surprisingly well, in large part due to ongoing demographic support – Millennials continue to drive demand in many areas – and generally strong household finances."
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