Tuesday, August 25, 2009

On Angry Bear, "Trends in home values: becoming murky"

Hello loyal News N Economics readers! I will be contributing to Angry Bear; and on those days that I do, I will not post here. However, I will link to the Angry Bear article...just like I am doing here.

Trends in home values: becoming murky

Rebecca Wilder

2 comments:

  1. Which version of the FHFA HPI are you using? The graph on their website seems to show an uptick.

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  2. Hi James,

    In the first chart (the bubble chart), I use the quarterly HPI, which is then divided by the CPI imputed rent series and indexed to 1995. The graph on the website (I presume that this, http://www.fhfa.gov/Default.aspx?Page=14, is to which you refer) shows annual growth, which did improve over last quarter.

    Best, Rebecca

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