Bryan Taylor, Chief Economist, Global Financial Data
Freddie Mac has added 23 new Metropolitan Standard Areas (MSAs) to the list of MSAs that they cover in their quarterly surveys of housing prices throughout the United States. The FMHPI provides a measure of typical price inflation for houses within the U.S. Values are calculated monthly but are released at the end of the following quarter. The FMHPI is based on an ever expanding database of loans purchased by either Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.
With the addition of the 23 new MSAs, the Freddie Mac survey now covers 383 MSAs throughout the United States. The 23 new MSAs are:
Albany, OR Albany, OR
Beckley, WV Beckley, WV
California-Lexington Park, MD
East Stroudsburg, PA
Grand Island, NE
Grants Pass, OR
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC
Homosassa Springs, FL
New Bern, NC
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
The Villages, FL
Walla Walla, WA
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
In addition to these US real estate indices, GFD also added a number of international indices. The additions include five annual indices for commercial property in Germany, going back to 1995, four quarterly indices of residential property in Austria, seven quarterly indices of residential property in Germany, two quarterly indices of residential property in France and three quarterly indices of residential property in Luxembourg.
If you currently do not have access to the Real Estate Database which includes these files, please contact a sales representative to access these and several hundred other data files on real estate from the United States and the rest of the world.
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