Eurostat House prices Report. Third quarter of 2017 compared with third quarter of 2016. House prices up by 4.1% in the euro area. Up by 4.6% in the EU. House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.1% in the euro area and by 4.6% in the EU in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Compared with the second quarter of 2017, house prices rose by 1.7% both in the euro area and in the EU in the third quarter of 2017.