July 13, 2024

home pricesLast week's report by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, which said home prices fell 3.1% in the first quarter, the largest drop in its 17-year history and only the second quarter of price declines recorded.

The OFHEO index is narrower in scope and is calculated using mortgages of $417,000 or less that are bought or backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. That excludes properties bought with some of the riskier types of home loans.

Biggest first-quarter price drops in OFHEO index
City Past quarter Past year Past 5 years

Stockton, Calif.

-8.66%

-21.51%

32.11%

Modesto, Calif.

-8.46%

-20.96%

35.39%

Merced, Calif.

-7.93%

-24.68%

35.78%

Naples-Marco Island, Fla.

-7.76%

-18.67%

60.55%

Bakersfield, Calif.

-7.14%

-14.89%

78.53%

Yuba City, Calif.

-6.88%

-16.53%

43.78%

Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev.

-6.83%

-12.06%

65.11%

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.

-6.8%

-13.82%

71.46%

Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Fla.

-6.49%

-16.72%

48.32%

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.

-6.14%

-17.45%

52.08%

 San Diego California real estate agents

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