Monthly Archives: November 2012
David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, discusses the latest data results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices on CNBC.
Data through September 2012, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that home prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2012. To access click here: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices – November 2012
— RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), last week released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for October 2012, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 186,455 U.S. properties in October, an increase of 3 percent from September but still down 19 percent from October 2011. The report also shows one in […]
The S&P/Case-Shiller report on home prices for September is due on Tuesday morning November 27th at 9 AM. Forecasts point to further gains with the 20 city index advancing month to month and year-over-year. The report comes amidst a long run of good housing news showing higher sales and starts as we move into the […]
S&P Dow Jones Indices released today the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through October 2012. To access click: S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices – November 2012
October Housing starts rose 3.6% to 894,000, a four year high. Starts were strongest in the West with a 17% gain followed by the Midwest with a 6.5% gain; starts fell in the South (-6.5%) and the Northeast (-2.5%). Permits for future construction, which surged in September, slid back in October to 866,000 units, a […]
The fiscal cliff — a combination of an 8.2% spending cut and various tax increases that the U.S. could enact if Congress doesn’t address the federal government’s growing debt — could have far-reaching effects on U.S. municipal housing given the sector’s many links to the federal government. The federal government’s activity in the housing market […]
David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, discusses Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the housing market in this MarketWatch audio clip.