May 30, 2012

Housing price data from the S&P/Case-Shiller for March 2012 showed year-over-year declines for both the researchers’ indices, a pattern that has continued over the past several months. The 10-City Composite declined 2.8%, and the 20-City Composite was down 2.6%.

April 25, 2012

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, showed annual declines of 3.6% and 3.5% for the 10- and 20-city composites, respectively, for February 2012. This is a new low for February, which has not seen such levels since 2002. But the decline was less steep than in previous months, when it recorded a 3.9% drop in January and a 4.1% drop in December in year-over-year figures. 

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.

January 31, 2012

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, showed home prices decrease in the second consecutive month in November 2011, posting annual returns of -3.6% and -3.7% in the 10-city and 20-city composites versus November 2010, worse than the -3.2% and -3.4% annual rates reported for October’s annual comparisons. 

November 29, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, showed declines in both of its MSA indices for September 2011. The 10-city index dropped 0.4%, and the 20-city index slid 0.6% compared to the previous month.

On a yearly basis, the 10- and 20-city indices were down 3.3% and 3.6%, respectively.

The National Index showed an annual decline of 3.9% for the third quarter of 2011, although an improvement was shown over the 5.8% annual decline posted in the second quarter. Nationally, home prices are back to their first quarter 2003 levels.

September 28, 2011

Housing prices will remain depressed for the next several years and may get even worse, according to a just-released survey of economists, analysts, investors and housing experts. The survey was conducted by MacroMarkets, a firm founded by Yale University professor Robert Shiller. 

September 27, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, showed a 0.9% rise in home prices in July 2011 compared with the previous month for both its 10- and 20-city composites. This is the fourth consecutive month of increases for both indices. 

In July 2011, the 10- and 20-City Composites recorded annual returns of -3.7% and -4.1%, respectively. 

September 26, 2011

Siemens Industry, in collaboration with the Green Seal organization, has published a guide for public housing owners and operators to help them reduce the use of energy, water and toxic chemicals. Called "Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual: A Guide for Public Housing Authorities," the publication is now available free online by clicking here. 

August 31, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, delivered some good news for a change on Aug. 30, reporting that home prices increased by 3.6% in the second quarter of 2011, after falling 4.1% during the previous quarter. Compared with the second quarter of 2010, however, the index still posted an annual decline of 5.9%.

August 12, 2011

In an attempt to shore up the housing market and also provide more affordable rentals, the federal government is considering the idea of turning some of the 250,000 foreclosed homes it owns into rental units. On Aug. 10, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was seeking public input on “new options” for selling single-family homes owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. 

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.

May 31, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a leading indicator of U.S. housing prices, recorded declines in 19 of the 20 MSAs compared to March 2010. Twelve of the 20 MSAs and the 20-City Composite also posted new index lows in March. 

March 29, 2011

Data released by the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed further declines in U.S. home prices in January 2011. Of the 20 MSAs covered by the indices, 13 showed further deceleration in their annual growth rate. The same 11 cities that had posted recent index level lows in December 2010, posted new lows in January.

The 10-City Composite dropped 2.0%, and the 20-City Composite fell 3.1% from their January 2010 levels.

March 18, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued updated “remediation protocol” on March 18 to consumers and contractors dealing with problem drywall. 

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.

January 25, 2011

The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a bellwether for the new housing market, reported that home prices fell in 19 of the 20 metro markets across the country in November 2010 compared with October 2010. The 10-City Composite was down 0.8%, and the 20-City Composite fell by 1.0%.

In year-over-year comparisons, the 10-City Composite declined 0.4%, and the 20-City Composite fell 1.6% from their November 2009 levels. Only four MSAs (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) showed year-over-year gains in November.

December 29, 2010

Home prices across the United States weakened in October, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indeces.

Home prices decreased in all 20 MSAs (metropolitan statistical areas) from their September levels, according to the report.

The chairman of the index committee did not attempt to sugar-coat the data, as six cities set new lows for the period since their peaks in 2006.

October 11, 2010

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November 25, 2008

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October 21, 2008

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September 7, 2008

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August 26, 2008

U.S. home prices declined at a slower pace in June, the fourth straight month in...

May 15, 2008

The number still is 30.6 percent below the revised April 2007 rate of 1.487 million units....

April 30, 2008

More bad news on the housing front, with 17 out of 20 cities showing price...