January home prices show 5% increase: Black Knight

The Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services issued their "First Look" at January mortgage performance data, noting foreclosure inventory has hit a new post-crisis low.

Black Knight’s "first look" report for March, 2019 says that there were just over 39k foreclosure starts, marking the lowest single-month volume in over 18 years. In addition, they also reported that prepayment activity increased by 28% month-over-month (the largest single-month increase in 2.5 years), the national delinquency rate fell by 5.3%, and outstanding 90-dayRead More

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U.S. home prices increased 0.7% in February compared to January and were up 4.6% compared to February 2014, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ home price index (HPI) report. The average home price for the month of February was $242,000, up from $241,000 in January. The slight increase brought the average home price to within [.]

For the same period in 2018, year-over-year prices were more than 4.5% higher. "Home price appreciation will slow down – the days of easy price gains are coming to an end – but prices will.

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From Black Knight: U.S. Home Prices Up 0.2 Percent for the Month; Up 5.5 percent year-Over-Year U.S. home prices were up 0.2 percent for the month, and have gained 5.5 percent from one year ago At $254K, the national level HPI is now just 5.3 percent off its June 2006 peak of $268K, and up 26.9 percent from the market’s bottom in.

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Year-end home price reports suggest low inventories and slow construction pushed up home prices well above 5 percent annual growth. black Knight Financial Services, Jacksonville, Fla., said this morning that its Home Price Index showed U.S. home prices rose by 0.2 percent in its most recent period (September) and up by 5.5 percent year over year.

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