Freddie Mac's Conventional Mortgage Home Price Index (CMHPI) provides a measure of typical price inflation for houses within the US. Values are calculated quarterly at five levels of geographical aggregation: Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), state, Census division, and national. For the 11 largest metropolitan areas, the MSA and the Metropolitan Statistical Area Divisions (MSADs) that make up the MSA indices are available. Starting with the first quarter 2007 release of the CMHPI, Freddie Mac made available a purchase-transactions only series of the CMHPI in addition to the classic CMHPI series for the 9 Census divisions and the nation. The national index in both the CMHPI-Purchase and the CMHPI_classic series are defined as a weighted average of the nine Census division indices from each series. The national indices cover the period 1970 to the current release quarter, and all other indices cover the period 1975 to the present. The CMHPI is based on an ever expanding combined database that currently numbers more than 33.6 million.
For more information, please visit the CMHPI FAQ page.
Download the most recent CMHPI data: Q4 2007
Archived CMHPI data are available for downloading in Excel 5.0/Win95 workbook (.xls) format.
To access historical data, please use the pulldown menus below to select a year, quarter, and category of interest, then click on the "Download" button. Depending on the setup of your browser, you will be able to open it in Excel or save it to disk.