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Interview with David Blitzer: Housing Market Outlook for 2013

Last week, we interviewed David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, on various topics relating to the current state of the U.S. housing market.  In this video, David discusses how housing might add to economic growth in 2013 and what could potentially stall a recovery, factors contributing to explosive growth in certain […]

Home prices are up versus a year ago in 16 major cities

July’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed continued improvement in the housing market. The 10-City Composite was up 1.5% and 20-City Composites was up 1.6% in July over June, making it the fourth consecutive monthly increase in both indices. The 10- and 20-City Composites posted annual returns of +0.6% and +1.2% in July […]

Tiered pricing revisited

S&P Dow Jones Indices publishes tiered price data for 16 of the 20 cities (MSAs) we cover. The tier breakpoints are price levels that divide monthly sales pairs into thirds in each MSA. With the recent good news about home prices, there has been some discussion as to where the improvement has been concentrated. As […]

Four consecutive monthly increases in condo prices

July 2012 data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were released on Tuesday September 25th, showing the fourth consecutive monthly increase in condo prices in all five of the metro areas covered by our indices – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. It would have been the fifth had Chicago prices not […]

Condo prices increase across all five cities

June 2012 data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were released on Tuesday August 28th, revealing the third consecutive monthly increase in condo prices in all five of the metro areas covered by our indices – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. It would have been the fourth had Chicago prices not fallen […]

Home Prices Rose in the Second Quarter of 2012 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through June 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 all three headline composites ended the second quarter of 2012 with positive annual growth rates for the first time since the summer of 2010. To access click here: S&P/Case-Shiller Home […]

Home prices are up versus a year ago in 12 major cities

May’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were positive for the housing market. The 10-City and 20-City Composites were both up 2.2% in May over April, after being up 1.3% each in April over March. Only three cities – Boston, Charlotte and Detroit – saw annual rates of change worsen in May. The other […]

Condo price increase across all five cities largely mimic their home price counterparts

May 2012 data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were released on Tuesday July 31st, with monthly increases in condo prices in all five of the metro areas covered by our indices – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. All five cities saw increases in both condo and existing home prices in […]

Consumer Credit Default Rates Decreased for the Sixth Consecutive Month According to the S&P/Experian Credit Default Indices

S&P Indices released today the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through June 2012. To access click: S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices – July 2012

Another look at the regions

The broadly positive April 2012 report for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices left many wondering if some of the regional housing markets have finally turned around.  As viewed through the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Indices, Boston’s average home prices peaked first in the mid-2000s (September 2005) and Charlotte’s last (August 2007). The 10-City peaked in June […]

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