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The New York Times Article by Professor Robert Shiller: Housing Fever Can Work Both Ways

Professor Robert Shiller, co-founder of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, discusses the social epidemics that drive the economy and the role of expectations during the home buying process in a recent article for the New York Times.  Click here to access the full article.

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 […]

Foreclosures at Five Year Low

RealtyTrac®, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2012, showing foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 180,427 U.S. properties in September, a decrease of 7 percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from September 2011. September’s total was the […]

October 13 – CME Group will Host a Moderated Forum on the U.S. Housing and Financial Crisis

On Friday, October 13th the CME Group is honoring Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University (and co-founder of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices) with an award for Innovative Quantitative Applications. As part of this event, the CME Group is hosting a moderated forum featuring Rep. Barney Frank and Keith Hennessey on the U.S. Housing and […]

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 […]

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 […]

RealtyTrac Second Quarter Foreclosure Report

RealtyTrac®  released its Q2 2012 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report™ today, which shows that sales of homes that were in some stage of foreclosure or bank-owned (REO) accounted for 23 percent of all U.S. residential sales during the second quarter — up from 22 percent of all sales in the first quarter and up from 19 […]

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