Monthly Archives: October 2012

David Blitzer to Provide Keynote Address at Real Estate and Alternative Investments: 2012 and After

Dr. David Blitzer will be presenting the keynote address on Thursday, November 8th from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Hofstra University’s seminar: Real Estate and Alternative Investments: 2012 and Beyond. The half-day seminar will examine the trends and issues of investing in real estate and alternative investments in 2012 and after. Uncertainty, market volatility […]

Latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Results

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, home prices continued to rise in August 2012.  For the complete press release, click here.

131 of 212 Largest Cities See Foreclosures Decline

RealtyTrac® , reported on October 25th,  third quarter foreclosure activity decreased from a year ago in 131 out of the nation’s 212 (62 percent) metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more. Third quarter foreclosure activity decreased from the previous quarter in 134 of the metro areas tracked in the report (63 percent).   Foreclosure activity […]

The New York Times Article by Professor Robert Shiller: Housing Fever Can Work Both Ways

Professor Robert Shiller, co-founder of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, discusses the social epidemics that drive the economy and the role of expectations during the home buying process in a recent article for the New York Times.  Click here to access the full article.

U.S. Housing Finance Agencies Tap Alternative Funding Sources To Counter Changing Market Conditions

CNBC ꞌWorldwide Exchangeꞌ Interview with David Blitzer on the 25th Anniversary of Black Monday

David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, discusses Black Monday with CNBC.  Watch the video clip

CBS Evening News Video Clip: Consumer Credit Default Rate Plunges

CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley covers the Latest Trends in Consumer Credit Defaults Based on the Latest Results of the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

U.S. Housing Starts Surged By 15.0% To 872,000 In September

U.S. housing starts surged by 15.0% to 872,000 units in September.  It was much stronger than the 770,000 expected by consensus and comes after the prior month was upwardly revised to a 758,000 unit rate (was 750,000 units).  Both components were stronger.  Single-family starts jumped by 11.0% over August, while multi-family starts surged by 25.1% […]

More Upbeat Housing News

The National Association of Home Builders confidence index rose to 41, the highest level since June 2006 and the National Association of Realtors reports a further drop in houses, town-houses, condos and coops listed for sale, down 17.7% over the last year.   Major cities in California were among those locations reporting the largest year over year […]

Most Consumer Credit Default Rates Hit New Lows in September 2012 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released today the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices.  Data is through September 2012.  To access click:  S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices – October 2012

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