Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sales pairs illuminate slowdown in home sales

Each month we publish the number of sales pairs used in the calculation of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.  Data are collected on sales of specific single-family homes or condos. Each sale price is considered a data point. When a home is resold, months or years later, the new sale price is matched to the […]

Chat Questions on Rent vs. Buy

We had a number of questions in the Tuesday chat on rental rates compared to home prices.  One asks for comments on current rental rates compared to home prices, another asked if there is a hypothesis on correlation or possibly causation between rents and prices and a third asked for a long term picture while […]

From the Chat: Questions about revisions, tiered price indices and home sales.

As we have already stated, the July 26 chat session ended with some questions that we didn’t have time to answer or where we needed to check the data before we could answer them completely.  Over the next few days we will provide answers to as many of these as possible. Question:  “Can you please […]

Home ownership remains an American dream

Survey says: renters still want to own a home. Owning a home is still an American dream, despite many houses being underwater. As a reminder, this means that owners owe more money on the house than the appraised value. Some industry experts estimate that 25% to 30% of total homes owned in the U.S. have […]

From the Chat: Questions about Confidence and Housing

Tuesday’s chat session ended with some questions that we didn’t have time to answer or where we needed to check the data before we could answer them completely.  Over the next few days we will provide answers to as many of these as possible. One question — “In your views, how has the current ‘debt […]

Some low-tiered markets are still suffering

S&P Indices publishes tiered price data for 16 of the 20 cities (MSAs) it covers. The tier breakpoints are price levels that divide recent sales pairs in each market into thirds. As we have noted in the past, home prices in cities do not behave the same across and within tiers. Over the past year […]

Starting Now, Join the Live Chat with Robert Shiller and David Blitzer

Hi, I’m Dave Guarino, Director of Communications at S&P Indices. Welcome to today’s virtual chat on the U.S. residential housing market. With me today to answer your questions are: Dr. David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Indices; Prof. Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics, Yale University and Prof. Karl Case, Professor […]

Some More Seasonal Improvement in Home Prices According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through May 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed a second consecutive month of increase in prices for the 10- and 20-City Composites. To access click:  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices July 2011 Release

Join the Live Chat with Robert Shiller and David Blitzer at 9:30am est tomorrow

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26th, 9:30am est for a Live Chat about the Housing Market with Robert Shiller & David Blitzer. HousingViews is hosting a live chat with David Blitzer and Robert Shiller tomorrow morning, starting at 9:30am est.  Submit questions today to this post or tomorrow during the live chat.  We will also […]

Live Chat with Robert Shiller and David Blitzer, Tuesday 9:30am est

Join us Tuesday, July 26th, 9:30am est for a Live Chat about the Housing Market with Robert Shiller & David Blitzer. HousingViews is hosting a live chat with David Blitzer and Robert Shiller on Tuesday, starting at 9:30am est.  Submit questions early to this post or by tweeting your questions using hashtag #spcs.  We will […]

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