Black Knight Sees Home Price Gains Turning Negative Soon
Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor for December highlights a continuation of recent home price declines, an overview of current loan performances, rate lock activity, and buyer use of buydowns.
December saw the sixth straight monthly decline in Black Knight’s Home Price Index (HPI). The seasonally adjusted index fell 0.45 percent from November , roughly on par with the 0.48 percent average decline over those six months. The unadjusted index was down 0.87 percent.
December’s decline pushed the annual home price growth rate down to 5.0 percent -- only 0.4 percent above its 30-year average – and the slowest home price growth rate since June 2020, near the start of the pandemic. However, if recent monthly changes are annualized, they would represent a 3.8 to 7.7 percent decline which
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