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Home Price Gains Defied The Odds in April

Posted To: MND NewsWire

House prices continued to be unfazed by the current economic upheaval. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reports that its U.S. House Price Index for April, the first full month that reflects the impact of the pandemic, continued to rise almost unabated. The index increased by 0.2 percent from March compared to a 0.1 percent increase from February to March. On an annual basis the index rose 5.5 percent, down slightly from the 5.7 percent gain in both February and March. Prices did decline from March in two of the nine census divisions, New England was down 0.2 percent and the South Atlantic was off by 0.5 percent. The index in both the Pacific and Mountain regions were unchanged. Gains elsewhere were topped by an 0.8 percent increase in the West South Central division. The 12-month changes…(read more)

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