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Home Price Gains Outstripping Inflation
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
major indicators of home price trends released today showed continued
appreciation although larger gains were reported by the S&P/Case-Shiller
Home Price Indices than by the Federal Housing Finance Agencies Housing Price
Index, both of which use the acronym HPI.
The Case-Shiller HPI report covered June 2015 while FHFA released data
for both June and for the second quarter of 2015.
Shiller's U.S. National HPI which covers all nine U.S. census divisions showed
home prices gaining 4.5 percent in June 2015 compared to June 2014. This was a slightly larger year-over-year
gain than reported in May when annual prices were up 4.4 percent.
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