Category Archives: S&P/Case-Shiller Indices

More Mixed Data on Housing

Existing homes continue to out-pace new homes.  Sales of existing homes in June were 5.04 million, up 2.6% for the best number in eight months while new home sales dropped 8.1% in June from May to 406 thousand.  Housing starts were weak as well, down 9% to 893 thousand starts at annual rates. Single family […]

Rate of Home Price Gains Drop Sharply According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through April 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices, show that the 10-City and 20-City Composites posted annual gains of 10.8%. This is a significantly lower rate when compared to last month. Nineteen of the 20 cities saw lower annual gains in April than in March. California (Los Angeles, San Diego and San […]

Next S&P/Case-Shiller Report due Tuesday

Near term economic factors favor further gains in housing: mortgage rates are lower than a year ago, the Fed is expected to keep interest rates steady until mid-2015 and the labor market is improving.  Is housing back to normal? Will prices keep rising?  Can housing bounce back before the Fed begins to tighten sometime next […]

Home Prices Rise in March According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through March 2014, show the 10-City and 20-City Composite Indices gained 0.8% and 0.9% month-over-month. In the first quarter of 2014, the National Index gained 0.2%. Nineteen of the 20 cities showed positive returns in March – New York was the only city to decline. Dallas and Denver reached new index peaks. S&P/Case-Shiller Home […]

Home Prices Defy Weak Sales Numbers According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through February 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, show that the annual rates of gain slowed for the 10-City and 20-City Composites. S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices ─ February 2014

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 […]

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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