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Home Equity Wealth Makes a Comeback

Home prices have risen significantly throughout the nation since the trough in the housing cycle.  Through August 2016, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index has recorded a 38 percent rise in the national index since its February 2012 trough, with some areas up more sharply and other markets showing a subdued bounce back. One […]

Affordable Housing Hot Topics Event

Please save Tuesday, June 10, for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ Affordable Housing Hot Topics Event in New York. Senior credit analysts from S&P Ratings’ Housing Enterprises and Structured Securities group along with our financial services, corporate and RMBS ratings teams will discuss mortgage finance and housing industry trends. Our cross-sector topics will include: U.S. […]

November 14 – U.S. Housing Symposium featuring Professor Robert Shiller & David Blitzer

Join Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and S&P Dow Jones Indices for a half-day symposium in Washington, DC featuring our keynote speaker Professor Robert Shiller.  Through discussion with Professor Shiller and other authorities on housing, the symposium will explore capital market participants’ views on attracting private capital to finance the housing market, as well as […]

Q&A with David Blitzer from S&P Dow Jones Indices Webinar

In this video clip, David Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the S&P Index Committee, addresses questions from the S&P Dow Jones Indices webinar pertaining to REITs and the entire housing sector of the U.S. economy. Questions include: How do housing prices today compare with another period of low inflation / low growth? How will […]

An Overview Of Australia’s Housing Market And Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Investors in Australian residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) continue to benefit from the strong credit performance of the underlying residential mortgage portfolios. However, there is only muted growth in new RMBS issuance activity where real-money investors, including limited foreign investors, are gradually re-emerging. Until quite recently, the Australian government’s partake in Australian RMBS has been heavily […]

Economic Research: Spain’s Housing Market May Need Four More Years To Rebalance

House prices in Spain are a key variable in the performance of the country’s economy. The housing boom built up unsustainable imbalances, such as an oversupply of dwellings, which will need to fully correct before a sustainable recovery takes place. The unwinding has begun: House prices have dropped 22% in nominal terms between first-quarter 2008 […]

Belgium’s Housing Market Is Slowing, But A Slump Is Unlikely

Like many other developed countries, Belgium experienced a house price boom in the two decades leading up to the onset of the financial crisis in 2008. Unlike many of those countries, though, the ensuing price correction was little more than a blip. Home prices fell by just 1.2% in the first two quarters of 2009, […]

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