Tag Archives: July 2011

Sales pairs slow down markedly in July

Each month we publish the number of sales pairs used in the calculation of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Data are collected on sales of specific single-family homes or condos. Each sale price is considered a data point. When a home is resold, months or years later, the new sale price is matched to the […]

When will housing start to contribute to the economic recovery?

The answer, of course, is anyone’s guess.  But next week we start another round of updates to monthly US housing data beginning Tuesday when the Census Bureau releases August 2011 housing starts statistics. The market will be looking for any indication that housing is finally rebounding, simply stabilizing at recent lows, or falling deeper into a […]

Further improvement in mortgage default rates in July

On August 16th, S&P Indices and Experian released July data for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, which measure changes in consumer credit defaults.  The indices showed first and second mortgages default rates decreased in July to 1.93% and 1.25%, respectively, from June rates of 2.02% and 1.40%. The first mortgage index shows default rates […]

Sales pairs illuminate slowdown in home sales

Each month we publish the number of sales pairs used in the calculation of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.  Data are collected on sales of specific single-family homes or condos. Each sale price is considered a data point. When a home is resold, months or years later, the new sale price is matched to the […]

Some More Seasonal Improvement in Home Prices According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Data through May 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed a second consecutive month of increase in prices for the 10- and 20-City Composites. To access click:  S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices July 2011 Release

U.S. economic forecast: it’s not over yet

Just as some good news finally came our way in June, increasing our hopes that the soft patch in the economy may finally be behind us, the government’s payrolls report on July 8 indicated that it isn’t over yet. Automatic Data Processing’s (ADP’s) June private payrolls survey had showed that employers had added a solid […]

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