CoreLogic: Providence metro HPI up 7.5% in May

PROVIDENCE – The single-family home price index for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased 7.5 percent year over year in May, according to a July 2 CoreLogic report.

Excluding distressed sales, HPI in the metro area increased 7 percent in that time.

In Rhode Island, the HPI for single-family homes increased 8.2 percent year over year, the second-highest growth in New England after Maine (8.5 percent). Massachusetts HPI increased 5.9 percent in that time.

The study found that in the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the country, 26 percent of areas have an undervalued housing market, and 34 percent were at value. Overvalued house prices are defined as being at least 10 percent higher than the long-term, sustainable level, while an undervalued housing market is one where prices are at least 10 percent below the sustainable level.

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