SANTA ANA, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its Home Price Index (HPI) which shows that annual home prices in the U.S. increased in April, the second consecutive monthly increase.
According to the CoreLogic HPI, national home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 2.6 percent in April 2010 compared to April 2009. This was an improvement over March's year-over-year price increase of 2.3 percent.* Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices increased in April 2010 by 2.2 percent; an improvement over the March non-distressed HPI which increased by 1.0 percent** year-over-year.
On a month-over-month basis, the national average home price index increased by 0.8 percent in April 2010 compared to March 2010, which was stronger than the previous one-month increase of 0.1 percent from February 2010 to March 2010.
"The monthly increase in the HPI shows the lingering effects of the homebuyer tax credit," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. "We expect that we will see home prices remain strong through early summer, but in the second half of the year we expect price growth to soften and possibly decline moderately."
The full April 2010 report, including national, state-level, and top metro-level data can be found at http://www.corelogic.com/About-Us/ResearchTrends/Home-Price-Index-Report---April-2010.aspx.
Note: In order to provide HPI data to the media in the most timely fashion possible and to reflect the current evolving housing market, CoreLogic HPI forecast estimates will no longer be included in this report.
*March 2010 year-over-year data was revised from 1.7 percent to 2.3 percent. ** March 2010 year-over-year data excluding distressed sales was revised from 1.9 percent to 1.0 percent. Revisions with public record data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results.
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. The company combines public, contributory and proprietary data to develop predictive decision analytics and provide business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves. CoreLogic has built the largest U.S. real estate, mortgage application, fraud, and loan performance databases and is a recognized leading provider of mortgage and automotive credit reporting, property tax, valuation, flood determination, and geospatial analytics and services. More than one million users rely on CoreLogic to assess risk, support underwriting, investment and marketing decisions, prevent fraud, and improve business performance in their daily operations. Formerly the information solutions group of The First American Corporation, CoreLogic began trading under the ticker CLGX on the NYSE on June 2, 2010. The company, headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., has more than 10,000 employees globally with 2009 revenues of $2 billion. For more information visit www.corelogic.com