Home Price Appreciation Hits Record high (Again)

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Home Price Appreciation Hits Another Record High

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, considered the “gold standard” for appreciation, showed home prices rose 1.6% in July and 20% year over year. This annual reading set another record high, beating June’s 18.6% record.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) also released their House Price Index, which measures home price appreciation on single-family homes with conforming loan amounts. While you can have a million-dollar home with a conforming loan amount, the report most likely represents lower-priced homes, where supply has been tight and demand strong.

Home prices rose 1.4% in July, and they were also up 19% year over year. This is the first time in recent memory that we have seen FHFA’s data below Case Shiller’s.

This dynamic shift could mark the peak of year-over-year appreciation gains. While monthly appreciation gains are still expected to occur, they could start to slow, making the year-over-year figures start to come down a bit. It’s important to note this does not mean home prices are expected to decline because there is still too big of a crop of homebuyers for too few homes. But the pace of gains could slow.


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Comments (7)

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is amazing what we have seen in appreciation over the last few years.  A few clients of mine purchased homes a few years ago with 3.5% down.  They are very happy with their returns.

Oct 05, 2021 08:59 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty  and it is likely to continue in most markets, but it should settle down to a more sustainable pace

Oct 05, 2021 09:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Robert, I think many cities are experiencing this and hopefully it will slow down or the first time buyers will for sure get priced out of the market.

Oct 05, 2021 11:22 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Joan Cox It truly is a national move, and the numbers in my blog are national.  I think it is only urban areas that may be lagging behind.  It will likely continue but return to a more "normal" appreciation

Oct 05, 2021 01:10 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Robert! One thing for sure, a lot of inflation these last 16 months

Oct 05, 2021 07:16 PM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ


Rocky Dickerson That is SO true, and it isn't likely to stop anytime soon... but at least there is some sign of it calming down a bit.

Oct 08, 2021 02:44 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Nov 12, 2021 07:07 AM