July 30, 2013

The Standard & Poor/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices included some good news for the housing market, as 10- and 20-city composites hit the highest year-over-year gains since March 2006.  

April 30, 2013

S&P/Case-Shiller index sees big gains for major metropolitan areas -- especially Phoenix, which is up 23.0% compared with a year ago.

April 8, 2013

It stands to reason: The pool of consumers willing to invest in home improvement projects dramatically swells when home prices are increasing. Under those conditions, not only does a new kitchen look nice, it promises a nice ROI.

That's why the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, released late March, was hailed by the industry as a positive sign. Not only did two widely watched indices of home prices climb to the highest marks since the burst of the housing bubble, but all 20 cities on the list posted year-over-year gains — eight of them in the double digits.

January 30, 2013

The Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller index rose 5.5% over last year.

November 28, 2012

Housing price data from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for September 2012 showed that existing-home prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2012. The national composite was up 3.6% versus the third quarter of 2011, and increased 2.2% versus the second quarter of 2012.

September 25, 2012

The S&P/Case Shiller Index, a bellwether for the new housing market, reported that all 20 cities that it tracks on its home-price composites recorded positive monthly changes for the third consecutive month. Excluding a slight dip for Detroit last April, the composites are on a four-month roll for home price increases. 

The average home price in July 2012 grew by 1.5% for the 10-city composite and by 1.6% for the 20-city composite versus June 2012.

August 28, 2012

The S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indeces showed positive annual growth rates in three key metrics for the first time since the summer of 2010.

“Home prices gained in the second quarter,” said David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Indx Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “In this month’s report, all three composites and all 20 cities improved both in June and through the entire second quarter of 2012.” 

August 1, 2012

Home prices across the nation rose for the second month in a row, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Index, a closely watched indicator for the housing market. The average price of single-family, residential homes in the United States increased by 2.2% in May 2012 compared with the previous month for both the 10- and 20-city composites. On an annual basis, both composites and 17 of the 20 MSAs saw increases in May compared with April 2011. The exceptions were Boston, Charlotte and Detroit.

June 27, 2012

The S&P/Case Shiller Index, a bellwether for the new housing market, has reported that home prices, on average, increased 1.3% in April compared with March for both the 10-city and 20-city composites. This announcement follows seven consecutive months of falling home prices on the indices.

But on an annual basis, home prices fell. For the 10-city composite, the decrease was 2.2% when compared with April 2011. The 20-city composite dropped 1.9%.

February 29, 2012

Data through December 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S.

November 10, 2011

Bradford, Pa.-based W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. launched its Tec X collection, described as a brand extension with an emphasis on modern design.

The 28 individual models in the collection include features such as one-handed opening and closing, pocket clips, anodized aluminum handles, AUS8 blades and titanium coatings.

June 28, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a closely watched indicator for the new housing market, has reported a monthly increase in prices for its 10- and 20-city composites for the first time in eight months. The composites were up 0.8% and 0.7%, respectively, in April versus March.

However, both indices are lower than a year ago, with the 10-city composite down 3.1% and the 20-city composite off 4.0% from its April 2010 levels.

April 26, 2011

The S&P/Case Shiller Index, a bellwether for the new housing market, has reported that home prices for the month of February 2011 continue to fall from their year-ago levels but remain slightly above the April 2009 bottom point. 

The 10-City and 20-City composites fell 2.6% and 3.3% respectively from their February 2010 levels. Washington D.C. was the only market to post a year-over-year gain with an annual growth rate of 2.7%.

February 22, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a bellwether for the new housing market, has reported that the U.S. National Home Price Index declined by 3.9% during the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the same quarter in 2009.

As of December 2010, 18 of the 20 MSAs covered by S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were down compared with December 2009. The 10-City and 20-City Composites were down 0.9% and 1.0%, respectively, from their November levels.

October 17, 2010

The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University has announced the appointment of economist...

December 30, 2008

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June 24, 2008

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