Home price growth in October skyrocketed +18% y/y to the highest growth rate in the 45-year history of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI).

Home Price Growth in the US Remained Strong in October 2021.

Home prices continued to surge at a record +18% y/y in October 2021 to the highest growth rate ever in the 45-year history of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index. This record-high home price growth happened despite the month-over-month home price growth rate slowing to +1.3% in October 2021.  This m/m slow down, less than the m/m 2.3% peak in April, may indicate a gradual calming in the market in the coming months.

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Detached home sales were stand-outs as detached properties set another record of home price appreciation at +19.5% y/y.  Attached properties experienced home price appreciation of +12.9%, according to CoreLogic’s HPI.

Frank Martell, CoreLogic’s CEO and President, said, “New Household formation, investor purchases and pandemic-related factors driving demand for the limited supply of available for-sale homes continues to propel the upward spiral of US home prices.  However,” said Martell, we expect home price growth to moderate over the near term as many buyers take a break for the holiday.”

Home Prices Accelerate at All Price Points

As work-from-home policies continued in October, home prices across all price points nationwide increased.  Take a look:

  • Low Price – +20.1%
  • Low-to-Middle Price – +19.4%
  • Middle-to-Moderate Price – +19.3%
  • High Price – +18.5%

State-Level Results

While all states experienced annual price increases, according to CoreLogic’s HPI, the Mountain West states showed the strongest annual price appreciation rates.

Take a look at the states with the highest and lowest y/y changes in HPI for October 2021:

  • Arizona – +28.9%
  • Idaho – +28.7%
  • Utah – +24.5%
  • Florida – +24.4%
  • Nevada – +24.2%
  • National – +18.0%
  • Louisiana – +9.7%
  • New York – +8.4%
  • Alaska – +8.4%
  • North Dakota – +8.0%
  • District of Columbia – +5.3%

Twin Falls ID saw the largest annual increase in home prices at a whopping +35.8%.  Naples FL was also a star by posting annual home price gains at +33.5% in October.

HPI Forecast into 2022

CoreLogic’s HPI predicts that price growth will moderate/slow in the coming months.  Price gains are projected to cool to an increase of +2.5% by October 2022 primarily due to affordability concerns.

Thanks to CoreLogic and Inman.



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