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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 […]

Sales pair counts did not improve in April

While housing statistics for April 2012 were largely positive, we have not seen a real pickup in activity in terms of sales volume for more than five years. Both the S&P/Case-Shiller sales pair counts and NAR’s existing home sales remain low compared to their pre-recession levels. S&P/Case-Shiller sales pairs data are updated the last Tuesday […]

Is the pace of home sales still too low?

The volume of home sales remains low when compared to the first six or seven years of this century. Major US housing statistics, such as the S&P/Case-Shiller sales pair counts and NAR’s existing home sales, show how the number of existing home sales has slowed considerably since the beginning of the housing crisis. We update our […]

Existing home sales, activity is up but still slow

As measured by the number of closed transactions, the pace of existing home sales has slowed significantly over the past five years or so. The chart below clearly illustrates how sales first slowed down in the four years beginning in 2006 and by even more around mid-2011. The latest data are for January 2012, released […]

Existing home sales, have they flatlined?

Measured by the number of closed transactions, existing home sales have largely stalled over the several years. The chart below clearly illustrates how sales slowed down over the past four years and quite dramatically in the summer of 2011 (the rightmost data observations on the blue and red lines) versus their historic past.  The latest […]

Housing transactions, where are the buyers and sellers?

On the last Tuesday of 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 individual single-family homes or condos. When a home is resold, months or years later, the new sale price is matched to the first price creating […]

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 […]

Home sales marked by a decline in completed transactions

The last two weeks of each month is when most of the US housing statistics are released.  Next week housing starts will come out on Tuesday September 20th and existing homes sales will be released on Wednesday September 21st.  Along with the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices, these data have painted a dreary picture for the […]

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 […]

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