Monthly Archives: February 2012

The S&P/Case-Shiller 10- and 20-City Composites lead the National to new lows

With an index value of 136.71, the 20-City Composite fell below its earlier reported March 2011 low of 137.64. Similarly, the 10-City Composite hit a new low, falling below the prior low reported in April 2009. While some believed that the first time homebuyers’ tax credit was the only reason for any boost in home […]

Video: CNBC Exclusive Interview with Shiller, Case and Blitzer

David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee and Professors Karl Case and Robert Shiller, co-founders of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, provide insight on the latest data results of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Slide Presentations, Replay Information from February 28th Teleconference on U.S. Housing Prices

Provided here are the slide presentations from David Blitzer, Robert Shiller and Chip Case that were discussed during the February 28th S&P Indices teleconference on home prices. Replay information/links are included below. Replay Information: U.S./Canada toll free #: 1-866-417-5769; U.S./Canada/All others toll #: 1-203-369-0737 Replays will expire on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Replay Web Streaming: (Slides […]

All Three Home Price Composites End 2011 at New Lows According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

S&P Indices released today the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Data through December 2011. To access click: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices – February 2012

S&P/Case-Shiller Report on Tuesday February 28th

Recent news is looking better for housing — New Home Sales up in January, existing home sales solid, housing starts almost touched 700,000 units and the National Association of Home Builders index rose. Other economic news looking better as initial unemployment claims staying around 350,000 well below recession warning level of 400,000 and University of […]

January New Home Sales Fell 0.9% To A 321,000 Pace

New single-family home sales fell 0.9% to a 321,000 unit pace in January, though comes after the month before was sharply upwardly revised to a 324,000 unit pace (was 307,000 units). The reading was also a bit stronger than the 315,000 unit pace expected by consensus. Sales were mixed across regions, with the Northeast and […]

U.S. Home Mortgage Delinquencies Fell In Fourth-Quarter 2011

U.S. residential mortgage delinquencies and new foreclosures started in fourth-quarter 2011 declined modestly from the previous quarter and from the levels of a year ago. The percent of mortgages in foreclosure remained elevated but nearly flat from the third quarter.  We expect a slight drop in delinquencies in first-quarter 2012. Click below to watch me […]

Housing Research

While everyone is worried about home prices and mortgages, there is some interesting research in housing and the economy showing up in various places.  A few recent items are worth mentioning.  One common comment about housing is that the housing bust has left many people with under water mortgages who can’t move to take a […]

Economic Update: Is the Foundation Still Shaky?

The housing market data this week continued to indicate that the U.S. housing sector is recovering, though still at a modest pace. U.S. existing home sales and housing starts did rise in January. And, apparently, the government isn’t willing to let this recovery burn and die out, with several plans proposed to kick-start the housing […]

S&P Indices to Host Teleconference on U.S. Residential Home Prices Speakers to Include Profs Robert Shiller and Karl Case and Dr. David Blitzer

Who: Dr. David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, S&P Indices Prof. Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics, Yale University Prof. Karl Case, Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College and Founding Partner of Fiserv Case Shiller Weiss, Inc. What: A discussion on the current state of the U.S. residential housing market, as […]

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