Indicators: Apr. 17, 2000

HOUSE PRICES Housing costs across the U.S. have risen an average of 6.4% in the past year. New England leads the nation with an increase of almost 10%

Increase in single-family home prices (fourth quarter 1998 - fourth quarter 1999)

Pacific 6% Mountain 5.7% West North Central 8.9% West South Central 5.7% East North Central 6.9% East South Central 4.5% Middle Atlantic 5.8% South Atlantic 5.7% New England 9.7%

Source: Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight

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