Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FHFA Monthly Home Prices: March 2011

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released the latest results of their monthly house price index (HPI) showing that, nationally, home prices declined 0.26% since February dropping 5.85% below the level seen in March 2010.

Clearly, we are well into the second leg double-dip of this housing collapse as home sales and homebuying sentiment continue to deteriorate with prices closely following behind.

The FHFA monthly HPI are formulated from home purchase information collected from mortgages that have been sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.