National home prices increased 18% year over year in October 2021, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) Report . The October 2021 HPI gain was up from the October 2020 gain of 7.4% and was the highest 12-month growth in the U.S. index since the series began in 1976. The increase in home prices was fueled by low mortgage rates, low for-sale supply and an influx in homebuying activity from investors. Projected increases in for-sale supply and moderation in demand as prices grow out of reach for some buyers could slow home price gains over the next 12 months.
The non-California west (Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada) and Florida have the strongest price growth while Washington DC has the slowest growth YoY.
Other “escape to” states like Vermont, Tennessee, North and South Carolina are also showing 20%+ rates of growth while the “escape from” states of Illinois, Louisiana, New York, and North Dakota are showing low growth as in 5-10% YoY.
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