Thursday, December 01, 2005

OFHEO: HOUSE PRICE APPRECIATION SLOWS FROM RECORD-SETTING

The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) published their Third Quarterly report on home prices.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Average U.S. home prices increased 12.02 percent year over year from the third quarter of 2004 through the third quarter of 2005. This represents a two percentage point decline from the previous four-quarter appreciation rate of approximately 14 percent. Appreciation for the most recent quarter was 2.86 percent. The figures were released today by OFHEO Acting Director Stephen A. Blumenthal, as part of the House Price Index (HPI), a quarterly report analyzing housing price appreciation trends.

“Appreciation rates in the third quarter were extremely strong, although some deceleration can be seen in a number of the faster-appreciating markets,” said OFHEO Chief Economist Patrick Lawler. “Price momentum in the Pacific and New England states, in particular, has pulled back.”

More to come later. Stay Tuned. :-)

Also: 2Q OFHEO Report

2 comments:

  1. BAKERSFIELD IS NO LONGER #1. WE HAD OUR RUN AND NOW WE ARE #13. BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE SHOULD BE IN THE NEGATIVE CATEGORY.

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  2. Yippee. Soon it will go into negative appreciation. Deprecaition.

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