Posts Tagged ‘case-shiller’

Case-Shiller, FHA And Home Prices

I’ll jump back into posting with a few thoughts on housing. First, Case-Shiller as out with its July home price survey. It followed the trend of improving prices established over the last couple of months. Nationwide prices were up 1.6% and the number of cities showing price declines dwindled to just two. Here are the […]

Case-Shiller June Numbers

The June Case-Shiller numbers are out and as expected they indicate further firming of the housing market. Before I get to them let me first note the consumer confidence numbers. The NYT reports that consumer confidence as measured by the Conference Board was up to 54.1 in August from 47.4 in July. Economists had expected […]

Case-Shiller May Numbers Continue To Show Stabilization

The Case-Shiller numbers are out for May and they continue to show a slow improvement in the overall housing market. For May, 15 of the 20 cities managed to show either flat or monthly housing price increases. In April 9 cities were either flat or increasing. Even the cities showing declining prices are doing so […]

According To Case-Shiller House Prices Fall Slower

The Case-Shiller housing numbers are out and are being spun as showing signs of improvement. That like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Here is Reuters report: Prices of U.S. single-family homes fell in April from March but the pace of the decline moderated, suggesting stability is emerging in some regions, according to […]

Latest Case-Shiller Report Is More Of The Same

If you want to keep your blogging license, you have to report the Case-Shiller monthly numbers. So dutifully from the WSJ Real Time Economics blog, here is the latest. The National Index, which is released quarterly and covers a broader area than the monthly 20- and 10-city indexes, posted a 19% drop in the first […]

Case-Shiller And A Few Thoughts On Real Estate

Case-Shiller is out with its February numbers. The positive spin is that the rate of decline is decreasing, the bad news is that house prices are still declining. Here is the table: Since I live in Phoenix right now which is more of less ground zero for this implosion, let me offer a couple of […]

Here Are January Case-Shiller Numbers

The January Case-Shiller numbers are out. Still not very pretty. The overall rate of decline is flattening but it is still declining.   About the numbers: The Case Shiller indices have a base value of 100 in January 2000. So a current index value of 150 translates to a 50% appreciation rate since January 2000 […]