U.S. house prices rose in October, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.8 percent increase in September was revised downward to reflect a 0.7 percent increase.
The FHFA HPI is calculated using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. From October 2014 to October 2015, house prices were up 6.1 percent.
Monthly index values and appreciation rate estimates for recent periods are provided in the table and graphs on the following pages.
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