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Housing Bulls

If upbeat comments and optimistic forecasts are a sign of a housing upturn, the upturn is just about here. The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book – the Fed’s survey of the economy published before each meeting of the FOMC, the Fed’s policy group, was released on Wednesday October 10th.  The summary comments, “Residential real estate showed […]

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 […]

CNBC Exclusive Interview with David Blitzer on U.S. Home Prices for July

David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, discusses the latest data results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices on CNBC’S Squawk on the Street.

Home prices are up versus a year ago in 13 major cities

June’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were positive for the housing market. The 10-City Composite was up 2.2% and 20-City Composites was up 2.3% in June over May, mimicking the returns they each posted in May over April. Only two cities – Charlotte and Dallas – saw annual rates of change worsen in […]

Sales volume still low

Housing statistics for June and July 2012 were largely positive, but we still have not seen a real pickup in sales volume for more than five years. The S&P/Case-Shiller sales pair counts, NAR’s existing home sales and the US Census housing starts remain low compared to their pre-recession levels. S&P/Case-Shiller sales pairs are updated the […]

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 […]

CNBC Exclusive Interview with David Blitzer on U.S. Home Prices for June

David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, discusses the latest data results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices on CNBC’S Squawk on the Street.

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 […]

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