The Housing Price Index (HPI) is a popular economic measure available by state and metro in a timely manner with quarterly updates. It fits into many decision-making applications where insights are needed into how housing prices are changing by state, region and metro. This section provides an update on the HPI 2014Q3 and quarterly data for the past year. See the related Web page for more detailed data and access to the HPI data via interactive table.
Visual Analysis of 2013Q3-2014Q3 HPI Patterns
The following graphic shows housing value appreciation 2013Q3-2014Q3 by metro based on the HPI.
Click graphic for larger view and details. This view developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project. Members of the ProximityOne User Group (join now, no fee) may used the CV XE GIS software and GIS project to create similar views with different HPI measures. Zoom-in. Add labels. Add other geography/data. Create views/graphics for reports and stories.
The Larger Picture
By itself, the HPI provides limited insights into the broader picture of “the why” and “how otherwise” states and metros are changing. The MetroDynamics Metro Profiles provide an integrated view of the HPI measure in combination with other economic, demographic and business activity measure. View the HPI integrated with other subject matter in these examples … Houston … Charlotte. Metro Profiles are updated continuously and are available for each of the 917 metropolitan areas
About the HPI
The HPI is calculated using home sales price information from Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-acquired mortgages, continued upward momentum in U.S. house prices remained strong in the third quarter 2014, as prices rose 0.9 percent from the previous quarter. This is the thirteenth consecutive quarterly price increase in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index.
As measured with purchase-only indexes for the 100 most populated metropolitan areas in the U.S., third quarter price increases were greatest in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA where prices increased by 6.6 percent. Prices were weakest in the Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA, where they fell 4.4 percent. Eleven of the 20 metropolitan areas with the highest annual appreciation rates were in California.
HPI Interactive Table
Use the HPI interactive table to view/rank/compare the non-seasonally adjusted “all transactions” HPI for the most recent 5 quarters for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), states and the U.S. The graphic shown below illustrates use of the interactive table to rank all metros in descending order on the percent change over the past year.
Quarterly HPI measures are used to updated the interactive table, GIS project and Metro Profiles. Use the calender to view the year-ahead HPI release and integration schedule.
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