Tag Archives: April 2011

Can it be called improvement when annual rates are worsening?

April’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were broadly positive when you look at the monthly data. The 10- and 20-City Composites were up 0.8% and 0.7%, respectively.  In addition, 13 of the 20 MSAs covered by the indices were up in April over March. That said, a closer look at the annual rates […]

Tiered price patterns behave differently across markets

S&P Indices publishes tiered price data for 16 of the 20 MSAs it covers.  Tier breakpoints – price levels that divide recent sales pairs in each market into thirds – are calculated for the latest monthly data. An index is generated using each of the three data sets per market, applying the same repeat-sales methodology […]

Highlights Of April’s Existing Home Sales

U.S. existing Home sales showed weakness in April in all regions except the Midwest. Below are some of the highlights of April’s Existing Home Sales Report: Existing home sales were down 0.8% based on the completed transactions in April. This decline in sales comes after an increase in March. However, existing sales were down 12.9% […]

Home Prices Edge Closer to 2009 Lows According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through February 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show prices for the 10- and 20-city composites are lower than a year ago but still slightly above their April 2009 bottom… To access click:  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices April 2011 Release

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