The Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index reported a 0.5 percent increase in U.S. house prices in July from the previous month. From July 2015 to July 2016, house prices were up 5.8 percent. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly price changes from June 2016 to July 2016 ranged from +0.2 percent in the Middle Atlantic division to +1.0 percent in the East South Central division. The 12-month changes were all also positive, ranging from +2.6 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 in the attachments.