Home Prices See Fourth Consecutive Month of Decline as November Drops 1.4 Percent
CoreLogic has released its November Home Price Index (HPI) report which shows that home prices in the U.S. decreased 1.4 percent on a month-over-month basis, the fourth consecutive monthly decline. According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices, including distressed sales, also declined by 4.3 percent on a year-over-year basis in November 2011 compared to November 2010. This follows a decline of 3.7 percent in October 2011 compared to October 2010. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices declined by 0.6 percent in November 2011 compared to November 2010 and by 1.6* percent in October 2011 compared to October 2010. Distressed sales include short sales and real estate-owned (REO) transactions. “With one month of data left to report, it appears that the healthy, non-distressed market will be very modestly down in 2011. Distressed sales continue to put downward pressure on prices, and is a factor that must be addressed in 2012 for a housing recovery to become a reality,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. Highlights of CoreLogic's November 2011 report include: ►Including distressed sales, the five states with the highest appreciation were: Vermont (+4.3 percent), South Carolina (+2.8 percent), District of Columbia (+2.1 percent), Nebraska (+1.9 percent) and New York (+1.7 percent). ►Including distressed sales, the five states with the greatest depreciation were: Nevada (-11.2 percent), Illinois (-9.7 percent), Minnesota (-7.8 percent), Georgia (-7.7 percent) and Ohio (-7.2 percent). ►Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the highest appreciation were: Maine (+4.9 percent), South Carolina (+4.9 percent), Montana (+3.8 percent), Indiana (+3.3 percent) and Louisiana (+2.4 percent). ►Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the greatest depreciation were: Nevada (-8.8 percent), Arizona (-4.9 percent), Minnesota (-4.7 percent), Idaho (-4.1 percent) and Georgia (-3.6 percent). ►Including distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change in the national HPI (from April 2006 to November 2011) was -32.8 percent. Excluding distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change in the HPI for the same period was -23.1 percent. ►Of the top 100 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) measured by population, 77 are showing year-over-year declines in November, three fewer than in October.