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Housing Price Data: Regional, State-by-State and City

Earlier this week, we looked at the FHFA and Case-Shiller release focusing on national data trends.  Today, we’ll dig a bit deeper to look at more local data at the regional, state, and city or MSA level. FHFA releases...

Case-Shiller and FHFA Housing Price Data: Continued but Decelerating Gains

Last week NAR released median home price information that showed gains of 5.5 percent in October 2014 home prices compared to October 2013.  This gain was slightly higher than the 5.3 percent seen in September and also higher than...

Case-Shiller Home Price Numbers

Today, S&P/Case-Shiller showed that home prices grew 5.6 percent year over year in August for the 20-city index while the 10-city index showed a gain of 5.5 percent.  The newer Case Shiller monthly national index showed a gain of...

Homeowner Equity as a Share of the Value of Real Estate

Homeowner Equity as a Share of the Value of Real Estate could normalize by late 2015 – early 2018. After 2 years of gains exceeding 5% per quarter, growth in household owners’ equity rose by a much more modest...

Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in August

Consumer prices (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in August as declines in gasoline prices offset increases in food and shelter prices. Core inflation, a measure that excludes volatile food and energy prices, was flat for the month. On a year-over-year...