With the myriad home price indices available to the mortgage industry, it's difficult to understand their differences, let alone determine which provides the most cost-effective insights about a particular market. Granularity is a key selling point, but not a one-size-fits-all solution.

People who didn't foresee the bursting of the housing bubble during the Great Recession wondered whether or not more use of granular HPI data would have clued them to the unprecedented and widespread depreciation that occurred sooner.

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