Tuesday , 29 September 2020

Maybe Home Prices Aren’t in Trouble After All; Rates Lift Off (For Now)

Home prices increased in June at the fastest pace in more than seven years. CoreLogic said its Home Price Index (HPI) rose 1.0 percent from May, the largest month-over-month gain since January 2013. The appreciation from April to May was 0.7 percent. Prices rose year-over-year by 4.9 percent compared to 4.1 percent in May. “Home price appreciation continues at a torrid pace reflecting fundamental strength in demand drivers and affordability,” said Frank Martell, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “As we move forward, we expect these price increases to moderate over the next twelve months. Given the economic outlook, housing remains a bright spot for the foreseeable future.” CoreLogic is still anticipating a COVID-19 induced downturn in prices over the next year, but it has substantially moderated

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