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Annual rates of return worsen in 13 markets in November 2011

November’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were negative for the housing market. The 10- and 20-City Composites were each down 1.3%, and only one of the 20 cities covered by the indices was up in November over October. The annual rates of change also showed something negative for home prices. Thirteen of the […]

Location continues to play a role in the housing market

The differences in location have played an important role in the size of increases and declines in home prices across the United States. As indicated by the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, Boston was the earliest market to see home prices peak in the mid-2000s (September 2005) and Charlotte the latest (August 2007). The two Composites […]

Still negative, but some improvement in annual rates of return in home prices in July

July’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were somewhat positive for the housing market. The 10- and 20-City Composites were each up 0.9% and 18 of the 20 cities covered by the indices were up in July over June.  Las Vegas was down 0.2% and Phoenix fell by 0.1%. The annual rates of change […]

Comparing the Cities in the Latest S&P/Case-Shiller Data

In the June data released on August 30th no new lows were set by any city, a welcome change from the last few months when one or more cities established new weak points each time.  There is more  going on than just a brief respite from new lows — eight cities set lows in 2009 […]

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