From the Federal Housing Finance Agency:

U.S. house prices rose in November, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency monthly House Price Index. The previously reported 0.4 percent increase in October was revised downward to a 0.3 percent increase.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency monthly House Price Index is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From November 2015 to November 2016, house prices were up 6.1 percent.

For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from October 2016 to November 2016 ranged from -0.2 percent in the South Atlantic division to +1.5 percent in the Pacific division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +4.7 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +7.7 percent in the Pacific division.

Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs on the following pages. Complete historical downloadable data and House Price Index release dates for 2017 are available on the House Price Index page.

For detailed information on the House Price Index, see House Price Index Frequently Asked Questions. The next House Price Index report will be released February 23, 2017 and will include quarterly data for the fourth quarter of 2016 and monthly data through December 2016.