Home Price Measures Archive

Natural Equilibrium Home Prices

In the short run, home prices will be strictly determined by demand.  Supply cannot be brought in line in a short time-frame.  It takes time to get permits, draw up architectural plans, bring in earth-moving equipment, etc.  Therefore, a...

Home Price Monitor: June 2011

The Home Price Monitor Series reviews national home prices by examining several widely cited national measurements. It is released monthly and allows REALTORS® to gain insight into the recent performance of national prices, factors affecting that performance, and the...

Daily Economic Update: Case-Shiller, Consumer Confidence

Each day the Research staff takes a look at recently released economic indicators, addressing what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update highlights the Case-Shiller home price index and consumer confidence....

Case-Shiller Data for April

Case Shiller data for April is out today.  The data shows that house prices in the areas covered by the 20-city index improved by 0.7 percent for the month—the first monthly improvement since July 2010.  Prices fell 4 percent...

House Prices Increased in April

Home prices increased 0.8 percent from March to April according to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) data released today, the first monthly increase since May 2010.  This headline figure is from FHFA’s seasonally adjusted price index—a measure that adjusts...