Rise in Home Prices Paced by Denver, Miami, and Dallas According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through January 2015 show home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. However, monthly data reveal slowing increases and seasonal weakness.  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ January 2015

National Credit Default Rates Report Mixed Results in February 2015 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices.  Data is through February 2015.  S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – February 2015

U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: Getting Better Slowly But Surely

The Federal Reserve’s Financial Accounts of the U.S. (previously known as the Flow of Funds report) showed that in fourth-quarter 2014 U.S. households saw the largest increase in their net worth since fourth-quarter 2013. While far from being equally distributed, household net worth is now 26% higher than its 2007 pre-recession peak, mainly due to […]

S&P Ratings Shares 2015 Overview Of Australia’s Housing Market And RMBS

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has just published its annual overview of Australia’s housing market and residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS). The report, “An Overview Of Australia’s Housing Market And Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities,” considers the key drivers that underpin the performance trends of housing loans in Australia, and examines the key characteristics of the Australian […]

Home Prices Grew at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through December 2014 shows a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities reported monthly increases in prices. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ December 2014

National Credit Default Rate Acceleration Continues in January 2015 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through January 2015. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – February 2015

U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: High Spirits

American consumers’ spirits are very strong. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose 4.5 points in January to reach 98.1, the highest level since January 2004. Clearly, consumers feel increasingly confident about their economic prospects. This is good news since a more confident consumer is likely to spend more on big-ticket and discretionary items. […]

Home Price Gains Continue to Slow According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through November 2014 shows a continued slowdown in home prices nationwide, but with annual price increases in nine cities.  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ November 2014

Underwater Properties Decreasing as Equity Rises

RealtyTrac®  released today its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014, showing that at the end of the year there were 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater — where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25% higher than the property’s estimated market value — representing […]

National Credit Default Rates Continued Their Upward Trend in December 2014 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through December 2014. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – January 2015

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