Comments on May Case-Shiller and FHFA House Price Increases

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Case-Shiller National Index up 19.7% Year-over-year in May


Both the Case-Shiller House Price Index (HPI) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) HPI for May were released today. Here is a graph of the month-over-month (MoM) change in the Case-Shiller National Index Seasonally Adjusted (SA).

The Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for “May” is a 3-month average of March, April and May closing prices. May closing prices include some contracts signed in January, so there is a significant lag to this data.

Case-Shiller MoM House PricesThe MoM increase in Case-Shiller was at 1.04%. This was the smallest MoM increase since July 2020, and since this includes closings in March and April, this suggests price growth has slowed sharply.

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