CoreLogic: House Prices up 12.4% Year-over-year in August

CoreLogic: HousePricesup 12.4% Year-over-yearinAugust

Notes: ThisCoreLogicHousePriceIndexreportisforAugust. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for July. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA).

From CoreLogic: CoreLogicReportsHomePricesRiseby 12.4 PercentYearOverYearinAugust

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 12.4 percent on a year-over-year basis in August 2013 compared to August 2012. This change represents the 18th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed sales, home prices increased by 0.9 percent in August 2013 compared to July 2013.

Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased on a year-over-year basis by 11.2 percent in August 2013 compared to August 2012. On a month-over-month basis, excluding distressed sales, home prices increased 1 percent in August 2013 compared to July 2013. Distressed sales include short sales and real estate owned (REO) transactions.

The CoreLogic Pending HPI indicates that September 2013 home prices, including distressed sales, are expected to rise by 12.7 percent on a year-over-year basis from September 2012 and rise by 0.2 percent on a month-over-month basis from August 2013. Excluding distressed sales, September 2013 home prices are poised to rise 12.2 percent year over year from September 2012 and by 0.7 percent month over month from August 2013.


This graph shows the national CoreLogic HPI data since 1976. January 2000 = 100.

The index was up 0.9% in August, and is up 12.4% over the last year. This index is not seasonally adjusted, and the month-to-month changes will be smaller for next several months.

The index is off 17.2% from the peak – and is up 23.4% from the post-bubble low set in February 2012.

The second graph is from CoreLogic. The year-over-year comparison has been positive for eighteen consecutive months suggesting house prices bottomed early in 2012 on a national basis (the bump in 2010 was related to the tax credit).

This is the largest year-over-year increase since 2006.

I expect the year-over-year price increases to slow in the coming months.

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