Category Archives: Housing Data

Properties Under Water at Lowest Level in Two Years

RealtyTrac® released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report on April 17th. For the first quarter of 2014, the report shows that 9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater — where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market value — representing 17 percent […]

Lackluster Housing Numbers

Housing data are disappointing.  Permits for new homes in March were down 2.4% from February with weakness concentrated in apartments and a slight  increase in single family homes. Housing starts were up 2.8% in March from February and single family unit starts were up 6% on the month. However, at 946,000 starts at annual rates, […]

Sales Volume Slips in February, Institutional Buyers Pull Back, Distressed Sales Fall

RealtyTrac® , released its February 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report on March 27th, showing that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and town homes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 5,083,241 in February, a 0.2 percent decrease from the previous month but still up 7 percent from a year ago  February […]

FOX BUSINESS Interview with David Blitzer on U.S. Home Prices

David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee, discusses the latest January 2014 results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices on ‘Opening Bell’ with Maria Bartiromo.

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

Data through January 2014, 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 the 10-City and 20-City Composites rose 13.5% and 13.2% year-over-year. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ January 2014

S&P/Case-Shiller Report due Tuesday March 25th

Recent data on housing starts and permits, home sales and builders’ sentiment all suggest a slowdown in the housing recovery. Could this be the moment when prices turn down after 18 months of strong gains led by the Sun Belt and California?  Or will the price rebound continue and pull up prices in the northeast […]

Foreclosures Down 10% in February from January

RealtyTrac® released its monthly Foreclosure Report showing  foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 112,498 U.S. properties in February, a 10 percent decrease from January and down 27 percent from February 2013 to the lowest monthly total since December 2006 — a more than seven-year low. RealtyTrac also included updated […]

Buy-to-Rent Drops to Lowest Level Since March 2012

RealtyTrac® released its January 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report on Febraury 27th, showing that institutional investors — defined as entities purchasing at least 10 properties in a calendar year — accounted for 5.2 percent of all U.S. residential property sales in January, down from 7.9 percent in December and down from 8.2 percent in […]

Slide Presentations from February 25th Teleconference on U.S. Housing Prices

Professor Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University, and David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discussed the overall health of the U.S. residential housing market and those factors that could impact the pace of recent home price increases during a live S&P Dow Jones Indices […]

Home Prices Lose Momentum According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through December 2013, 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 National home prices closed the year of 2013 up 11.3%. This represents a slight improvement over last quarter’s annual rate of 11.2%. In the fourth quarter of 2013, the […]

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