First American: Miami Real House Price Index drops

  • First American has released its Real House Price Index, which adjusts home prices based on wages and mortgage rates.
  • First American found real house prices in the U.S. are 38.5 percent below their peak seen in 2006 and 17.3 percent lower than 2000.
  • In Miami, the real price index is 83, down 0.2 percent monthly and 1 percent quarterly.

First American has released the newest edition of its Real House Price Index, which reflects inflation factors such as shifts in income and mortgage rates. According to the report, the influence of better wages and declining interest rates shows that even though prices are close to peak in many major metros, consumers are gaining buying power.