home price Archive

REALTORS® Confidence in Current Conditions versus Future Outlook

The market assessment of current conditions and expectations for the future have been falling from the summer of last year.  Generally, the two metrics move roughly together, albeit with the outlook views usually getting a tad higher mark. The...

Metro and Regional Price Data

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 and city or MSA level. Monthly FHFA releases...

FHFA, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Measures

Last week NAR released existing home sales and median home price information that showed gains of 9.1 percent in prices in February 2014 compared to February 2013, notably slower than trends in early summer/fall 2013 when price growth topped...

REALTORS® Generally Expect Prices to Increase Modestly in the Next 12 Months

REALTORS® generally expect prices to increase over the next 12 months at a modest pace with the median expected price increase at 3.9 percent, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. Demand has slowed somewhat because of the increase...

The Latest on Housing Starts

Summary of the Latest Data Despite the housing inventory shortage, homebuilders are not building new homes in needed quantities.  New home construction activity remained depressed in February, below one year ago levels.  The weather cannot be the sole reason. ...