Ignore The Case-Shiller Index; Focus On The Future Instead

March 2, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

December’s Case-Shiller Index showed major devaluations nationwide. As compared to December 2009, on a year-over-year basis, home values fell in 18 of the Case Shiller Index’s 20 tracked markets, and the U.S. National Index dropped 4 percent overall. The retreat puts December’s home values at similar levels as compared to early-2003.

Why You Shouldn’t Put Too Much Faith In October’s Case-Shiller Index

December 30, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Case-Shiller Index posted awful numbers in its most recent reading. Each of the index’s 20 tracked markets showed home price deterioration between September’s and October’s respective reports. Some markets fell as much as 2.9 percent.

September’s Case-Shiller Index Reflects A Slowing Housing Market

December 1, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Standard & Poors released the September Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. The Case-Shiller Index is a home-value tracker. The report shows home prices down 0.7% from August and values fading, in general.

Case-Shiller Shows Slowing Growth In Home Prices… Two Months Ago

September 29, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home values “crept forward” in July. But not that it matters — the Case-Shiller Index is a better tool for economists than it is for homeowners. There’s 3 reasons why.

Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 95% Of Cities

July 28, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, between April and May 2010, home prices rose in 19 of Case-Shiller’s 20 tracked markets. It’s the second straight month of strong Case-Shiller findings.

Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 90% Of Cities

June 30, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

In reviewing the April Case-Shiller Index and its accompanying analysis, it appears that the housing market’s rebound is gathering momentum.

The Headlines Were Overly Rosy On February’s Case-Shiller Index

April 30, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Overwhelmingly, home values fell in the 20 markets tracked by the Case-Shiller. Only San Diego showed a modest increase. The other 19 markets averaged a 1.23 percent decline between January and February. However, that’s not the story you read in the most papers.

Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In A Majority Of Cities Nationwide

March 31, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Wednesday. The report shows that, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, between December and January, home prices rose in more than half of the index’s tracked markets. The strength of this month’s Case-Shiller report, however, should be put in context.