U.S. house prices rose in February, up 0.8 percent from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported lack of change in January was revised upward to a 0.2 percent increase.
The FHFA monthly HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From February 2016 to February 2017, house prices were up 6.4 percent.
For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from January 2017 to February 2017 ranged from -0.1 percent in the South Atlantic division to +1.8 percent in the East South Central division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +4.6 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +9.5 percent in the Mountain division.
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