MBA Chart of the Week Sept. 7 2021: Home Price Appreciation, Average Loan Sizes

Home price appreciation continued to accelerate in the second quarter, driven by robust housing demand, which continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. Some prospective home buyers have taken out larger loans, while others, such as first-time homebuyers or those looking for less expensive homes, have been priced out of the market.

MBA Chart of the Week Sept. 7 2021: Home Price Appreciation, Average Loan Sizes

Home price appreciation continued to accelerate in the second quarter, driven by robust housing demand, which continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. Some prospective home buyers have taken out larger loans, while others, such as first-time homebuyers or those looking for less expensive homes, have been priced out of the market.

MBA Chart of the Week Mar. 5 2021: FHFA Purchase-Only Index

The rate of U.S. home-price appreciation continues to be driven higher by a combination of strong demand for housing and record-low housing inventory for sale. The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s most recent release showed the fourth quarter saw annual home-price growth of 10.9 percent –the strongest annual change on record. The previous high was an increase of 10.7 percent in third quarter 2005.

Zillow: Home Value Growth Ends 21-Month Slowdown

First the good news: Zillow, Seattle, reported after a nearly two-year slowdown, year-over-year home value growth rose in February. The typical home value in the U.S. is now $247,084, a 3.9% increase from a year ago, according to the February Zillow Real Estate Market Report.