Case-Shiller Index November 2012Home prices continue their upward climb. 

Last week, the S&P/Case-Shiller Index showed home prices gaining 5.5 percent during the 12-month period ending November 2012, marking the largest one-year gain in home prices since May 2010.

The Case-Shiller Index measures changes in home prices by tr...

07.02.13 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller Index September 2012

The housing market continues to expand.

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, which was released earlier this week, U.S. home prices rose in September for the sixth straight month, climbing 0.3% as compared to the month prior.

On an annual basis, values are higher by 3.0%.

The Case-Shiller Index...

28.11.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

First-time home buyer questionsNationwide, mortgage rates are low in Virginia and home prices remain relatively low, too. This combination, plus rising rents, is pushing renters in some cities -- including Richmond -- toward first-time homeownership.

Buying your first home can be exciting, but you should also do your research...

08.11.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Home value rose to close out the summer, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, a national home-valuation tracker.

Nationwide, values rose 0.9% between July and August 2012 with 19 of 20 tracked markets showing improvement. Only one tracked city -- Seattle, Washington -- showed a decrease, fall...

31.10.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller Index annual change July 2012

There have been no shortage of "housing market" stories lately. After sinking through much of late-last decade, home values slowly stabilized into mid-2011. By October 2011, values appeared to have bottomed.

Today, nearly five-and-one-half years after the April 2007 housing market peak, hom...

02.10.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller Index June 2012

Home prices continue to rise nationwide. 

According to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Index, home prices rose 6.9% between the first and second quarter of 2012, the largest quarter-to-quarter gain since the home-value tracker's 1987 inception and another signal that the housing market is...

06.09.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)
Purchasing power grows in Q2 2012 With mortgage rates down to all-time lows, you can buy a lot more home for your money. Home affordability is at an all-time high. According to last week's Freddie Mac mortgage rate survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage has dropped to 3.62% nationwide. This is down from 4.08% in March, and...
10.07.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Pending Home Sales IndexHomes are going under contract at a quickening pace.

In May, for the second time in 3 months, the Pending Home Sales Index crossed the 100 barrier, stretching to 101.1. A "pending home sale" is a home under contract to sell, but not yet sold.

Statistically, the Pending Home Sales Index readi...

03.07.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Homebuilder confidence since 2000

Home builders anticipate growth in the market for newly-built, single-family homes.  

For June 2012, the National Association of Homebuilders reports its monthly Housing Market Index at 29 -- an increase of more than 100% from one year ago and the highest HMI value since May 2007.

When ...

19.06.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)
Case-Shiller Index Standard & Poors released its March 2012 Case-Shiller Index last week. The index is meant to measure changes in home prices from month-to-month, and from year-to-year, in select U.S. cities. According to the report, home values rose in 12 of the Case-Shiller Index's 20 tracked markets, and one ...
08.06.12 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller Index December 2011

Standard & Poors released its December 2011 Case-Shiller Index this week. The report is the most widely-cited, private-sector metric for the housing market. The index aims to measures change in home prices from month-to-month, and from year-to-year, in select U.S. cities and nationwide.

According...

01.03.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)
Case-Shiller Annual Change November 2011 Standard & Poors released its November 2011 Case-Shiller Index this week. The index measures the change in home prices from month-to-month, and year-to-year, in select U.S. cities. According to the data, for the second straight month, home values fell in 19 of the Case-Shiller Index's 20 tracke...
01.02.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Will your home gain value over the next 12 months? Nobody can know for sure, of course, but should recent housing trends continue, there's concrete cause for optimism.

The housing economy has suffered since 2007, knocking home values down nearly 20% nationwide. And while some areas have fared better ...

13.01.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

What's next for housing in 2012As the new year begins, there are no shortage of stories telling us what to expect in 2012. Housing finished 2011 with momentum and mortgage rates closed at the lowest rates of all time.

Some expect those trends to continue through the first quarter and beyond. Others expect a rapid reversal.

Who's ri...

04.01.12 04:45 PM - Comment(s)
Case-Shiller Index September 2011 Standard & Poor's released its September 2011 Case-Shiller Index this week. The index tracks home price changes in select cities between months, quarters, and years. The Case-Shiller Index for September showed drastic devaluations nationwide. As compared to August, home values fell throughout 1...
30.11.11 04:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller Annual Changes August 2011

The August 2011 Case-Shiller Index was released this week. On an monthly basis, 10 of 20 tracked markets worsened. On an annual basis, valuation degradation was worse.

Only Detroit and Washington, D.C. posted higher home values in August 2011 as compared to August 2010, rising 2.7% and 0.3%...

26.10.11 03:45 PM - Comment(s)

Case-Shiller monthly change (June - July 2011)

Standard & Poors released its monthly Case-Shiller Index this week. The Case-Shiller Index measures home price changes from month-to-month, and year-to-year, in 20 select U.S. cities. It also reports a "national" index; a composite of the values in said cities.

The most recent Case-Shil...

29.09.11 04:11 PM - Comment(s)
Case-Shiller Changes May to June 2011 Has housing turned the corner for good? The June 2011 Case-Shiller Index reading posted strong numbers across the board, with each of the index's 20 tracked markets showing home price improvement from May. Some markets -- Chicago and Minneapolis -- rose  as much as 3.2 percent. The rise in val...
02.09.11 04:00 PM - Comment(s)

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