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


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

  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