Category Archives: Housing Finance & Policy

Housing Finance Agencies Fared Better Than States In The Recession

U.S. states have proven to be a very strong municipal sector. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ median state rating is ‘AA+’ and ratings have trended higher during the past 40 years. The ability of states to increase revenue through taxation and fees, the economic diversification they have in comparison with localities, and the proactive response […]

Structured Finance Hot Topics Breakfast: U.S. RMBS Recovery Analytics

Please join senior analysts from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services for an interactive discussion on hot topics in the U.S. RMBS sector, including the re-launch of U.S. RMBS recovery analytics. Register today. Topics will include: •2013 current outlook for the housing sector •Overview and demonstration of RMBS recovery analytics as a tool to complement traditional […]

The Fiscal Cliff Could Have Far-Reaching Effects On Municipal Housing

The fiscal cliff — a combination of an 8.2% spending cut and various tax increases that the U.S. could enact if Congress doesn’t address the federal government’s growing debt — could have far-reaching effects on U.S. municipal housing given the sector’s many links to the federal government. The federal government’s activity in the housing market […]

Home Prices Continue to Rise in May 2012 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through May 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 average home prices increased by 2.2% in May over April for both the 10- and 20-City Composites. To access click here: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices – July 2012

Home Prices Rise in April 2012 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through April 2012, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that on average home prices increased 1.3% in the month of April for both the 10- and 20-City Composites. To access click here: S&P/Case-Shiller Homes Price Indices – June 2012

Pace of Decline in Home Prices Moderates as the First Quarter of 2012 Ends, According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through March 2012, released today by S&P 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 first quarter of 2012 at new post-crisis lows. To access click: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices – May 2012 Release

S&P’s Housing Conference: Different Fundamentals for Housing Finance

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ U.S. Public Finance Housing Conference brings together respected industry participants with our team of housing analysts to discuss key topics in the affordable housing industry. The 2012 conference theme is “A New Foundation: Different Fundamentals for Housing Finance.” The conference will be held April 30-May 2, 2012, in Huntington Beach, […]

Nine Cities and Both Composites Hit New Lows in February 2012 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

S&P Indices released today the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data is through February 2012. To access click: S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices – April 2012 Release

Webinar Live Update: Why Should The Private-Label RMBS Market Return?

We are providing  live updates to today’s S&P webinar: Is the Housing Market Bottoming Out? I’m Jim Henry posting this on behalf of Lisa Sarajian. To join the webinar click here. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment section below.  We will be addressing these throughout the week. Question-Lisa Sarajian: […]

Live Webcast and Q&A: Is the U.S. Housing Market Bottoming Out?

Please join our analysts for a live video Webcast and Q&A on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. ET as they discuss the economic factors influencing the U.S. housing market, and what may lie ahead for: U.S. not-for-profit housing, Corporate homebuilders and REITs, and Residential mortgage-backed securities. Please click here to register for the […]

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