Black Knight Financial Services released its January 2016 residential real estate transactions report, the Home Price Index (HPI). Released on March 28, the report found that home prices are up 5.3 percent on an annual basis, and up 0.1 percent from the previous month.
Some notable points of the report include:
- The U.S. HPI was reported at $253,000, and is 5.5 percent off June 2006 peak of $267,000, and up 26.7 percent from the market’s bottom.
- New York leads the nation with a 0.9 percent month-over-month appreciation.
- Florida and Pennsylvania dominated the top 10 best-performing metros.
- Las Vegas is 62.4 percent higher than the market’s bottom, but is still 37.3 percent off its May 2006 peak
- New York and Texas hit new peaks in October
The west coast of Florida dominated the biggest movers metros.
Naples, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral and Sarasota are all located on the west side of the state. California dominates the bottom 10 metros, with Bakersfield ranking in the top spot falling 0.9 percent.
The HPI in Baltimore was reported at $276 in January 2016. Compared with a month ago, the HPI dropped 0.3 percent. The region is pretty significantly lower than the peak, which was in June 2007, of $327,000. This represents a 15.5 percent fall.
Looking to nearby Washington, D.C., the HPI is 14.3 percent lower than the area’s peak in May 2006. The HPI was $388 in January, which was a 0.1 percent increase over the previous month.
DC home prices are 18 percent higher than when the market hit rock bottom. On an annual basis, the HPI increased 2.4 percent in January.