Home price values were higher in November than they were last year but are down in some major markets according to CoreLogic. Values in November were 5.1 percent higher compared with November 2017. That is down from the 5.4 percent annual gain seen in October. CoreLogic is now projecting a smaller, 4.8 percent gain in November 2019.
"The rise in mortgage rates has dampened buyer demand and slowed home-price growth," said Dr. Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic. "Interest rates for new 30-year fixed-rate loans averaged 4.9 percent during November, the highest monthly average since February 2011. These higher rates and home prices have reduced buyer affordability."