Home Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in 15 Years
Home Prices Year-Over-Year
Let's step back a bit to see when and how these bubbles started.
Home Prices 2000-Present
Note the acceleration in home prices that started in 2000.
It reflects then Fed Chair Alan Greenspan goosing the stock market over Y2K fears then accelerating the bubble with low interest rates fueling the housing bubble that collapsed on 2006.
Fed Chairs Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, and now Jerome Powell all employed the same tactics to goose housing and the stock markets.
In Search of Inflation
Powell wants inflation. He cannot see what is right in front of his nose. But the Fed does not consider home prices as inflation.
For discussion, please see Easy Money Quote of the Day: Fed "Won't Take the Punch Bowl Away"
And as discussed previously, Inflation is Poised to Soar, 3% by June is "Almost Certain"
I will do a follow-up to this post calculating real interest rates which are behind the booms and the busts.