U.S. house prices rose in November, up 0.8 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.6 percent change in October was revised downward to a 0.4 percent change.
The FHFA HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From November 2013 to November 2014, house prices were up 5.3 percent. The U.S. index is 4.5 percent below its April 2007 peak and is roughly the same as the October 2005 index level.
For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from October 2014 to November 2014 ranged from -0.9 percent in the New England division to +1.8 percent in the East South Central division. The 12-month changes were all positive, ranging from +1.6 percent in the New England division to +7.5 percent in the Pacific division.