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Home Prices Take Biggest Jump Since 2006

Up 12.2% in May compared with a year ago

(Newser) - US home prices jumped 12.2% in May compared with a year ago, per the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of property values; that's the biggest yearly gain since March 2006, reports the AP . The highlights didn't stop there: Bloomberg reports that each of the 20 cities in...

Home Prices Take Biggest Jump in 7 Years

20 biggest cities see gains for 2nd month in a row

(Newser) - US home prices posted their biggest year-over-year gains in February since 2006, as a growing number of buyers bid on a limited supply of homes. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 9.3% in the 12 months ending in February. That's up from an 8....

Jan. Home Prices See Biggest Jump Since 2006

Case-Shiller index points to 8.1% growth year-over-year

(Newser) - Home prices jumped 8.1% this January compared to a year before, according to the 20-city Case-Shiller index. That beats economists' expectations of a 7.9% increase and marks the biggest year-over-year jump since the summer of 2006, the Wall Street Journal reports. In other words, it's "the...

Home Prices Climbed 3% in September

20-city index sees jump as housing recovery continues

(Newser) - Home prices increased in September in most major US cities, more evidence of a housing recovery that is providing a lift to the fragile economy. Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller reported today that its 20-city index of home prices rose 3% in September, compared with the same month last year....

Consumer Confidence Soars Past Expectations

There's good housing news, too

(Newser) - Consumer confidence soared to a seven-month high, flying far above analyst expectations, according to a Conference Board report released today. The board's index came in at 70.3, up from 61.3 a month earlier. That's a whole heck of a lot better than the 63 that the...

Home Prices Dive, Indicate Gloomy '12

Case-Shiller Home Price Index reverses 5 months of gains

(Newser) - After five straight months of gains through August, many market watchers had hoped home prices were finally trekking northward for good. No such luck: According to the just-released S&P/Case-Shiller Index, home prices fell in 19 of the nation’s 20 largest cities from September to October, bringing the index...

Housing Prices Hit New Recession Low

And there's no bottom in sight

(Newser) - The housing industry keeps finding new lows: Today's Case-Shiller price index shows that prices fell in the first quarter to the lowest levels since the crash began, reports the Wall Street Journal . The drop of 4.2%, on top of last quarter's 3.6% drop, is evidence of...

Housing Market Headed for Double Dip

Declines could hurt broader recovery

(Newser) - The housing market is cratering again, dousing the optimism that pervaded earlier this year. Prices fell for the third straight month in October, according to the S&P/Case Shiller index released yesterday, and economists expect them to keep dropping through early spring, wiping out any progress made since the market’...

Home Prices Up 3.2% Over July 2009
 Home Prices Up 3.2% 
 Over July 2009 

but downturn looms

Home Prices Up 3.2% Over July 2009

July numbers up .6% from June, but demand weakening

(Newser) - Home prices rose in July for the fourth straight month, but many cities are bracing for declines in the year ahead. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 0.6% in July from June and 3.2% from a year ago. Twelve cities showed monthly price gains. However,...

Now's the Time to Buy a New Home
 Now's the Time to 
 Buy a New Home 

Now's the Time to Buy a New Home

Prices and mortgage rates are down—a 'winning combination'

(Newser) - Today's new stats on housing prices yield one shakable fact amid tons of useless information: If you’re in the market for a house, this could be your moment. “Homes are now cheap,” writes Brett Arends. The combination of a 30% drop in home prices since 2005 and...

Home Prices Climb in August
 Home Prices Climb in August 

Home Prices Climb in August

Nearly every major city gets a boost

(Newser) - US home prices rose for the third straight month in August, data released today showed, a key sign for a broad and sustained housing recovery. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 20 major cities climbed 1% from July to a seasonally adjusted reading of 144.5. While prices are...

Home Prices Rise for 3rd Month
 Home Prices Rise for 3rd Month 

Home Prices Rise for 3rd Month

Case-Shiller index shows modest 1.6% increase in June

(Newser) - In another sign the housing market is stabilizing, home prices climbed 1.6% in July, the third consecutive month they have risen, according to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price index of 20 major cities. Though they're down 13.3% compared with this time last year, the year-over-year declines still beat...

May Home Prices Post 1st Gain in 3 Years

(Newser) - May home prices rose month-over-month for the first time in almost three years, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index, edging up 0.4% from April. That still left them 17% lower than they were a year ago, however, the Wall Street Journal reports, with home prices at around 2003...

Stocks Down on Housing Data
 Stocks Down on 
 Housing Data 

Stocks Down on Housing Data

(Newser) - A bad Case-Shiller number helped push stocks lower at the open, with the Dow down 37 points, and the Nasdaq and S&P down 0.4% and 0.5% respectively. Home prices fell more than 10% year-over-year in 15 of the 20 major metropolitan areas monitored by the Case-Shiller index,...

Home Prices Took Record 19% Dive in January

(Newser) - US home prices sank by 19% in January, the sharpest annual rate on record, and the pace continues to accelerate, the AP reports, but there were a handful of battered metro areas where price declines slowed, according to data released today. The tumble taken by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index...

Home Prices Post Record 4th-Quarter Decline

Dropped 18.2% during quarter compared to year ago

(Newser) - Home prices tumbled by the sharpest year-over-year rate on record in the fourth quarter and in December, a widely-watched index shows. The S&P/Case-Shiller US home price index plunged 18.2% from the fourth quarter a year ago, the largest drop in its 21-year history. Prices are now at the...

Dow Up 58 On Mixed Data
 Dow Up 58 On Mixed Data 

Dow Up 58 On Mixed Data

December existing-home sales rise 6.6%

(Newser) - Stocks ended higher for the third straight day today amid mixed financial news, the Finanical Times reports. Home prices sank, leading to a surge in sales, while consumer confidence remained low. A better-than-expected earnings report from AmEx led financials higher as the Dow closed up 58.70 points at 8,...

Earnings Drive Stocks Higher
 Earnings Drive Stocks Higher 

Earnings Drive Stocks Higher

(Newser) - A horrible housing report couldn’t hold stocks down at the open. The Dow rose 57 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq added 0.8% and 0.7% respectively, as investors digested a host of mixed earnings reports. Texas Instruments rose 4.4% after it announced a $107 million...

Home Prices Take Another Nose-Dive

Fall record 18% in year to October

(Newser) - Home prices in 20 US cities plunged 18% in October over the previous year, a record-breaking rate, Bloomberg reports. The S&P/Case-Shiller index, which has declined every month since January 2007, dropped 17.2% in September. "The bear market continues; home prices are back to their March 2004 levels,...

Home Prices Fall Again; Rate of Decline Sets Record

Consumer confidence numbers offer ray of hope

(Newser) - Home prices continued to nosedive in May, a signal that the housing crisis may be worsening and a red flag for the credit markets and Wall Street, reports the New York Times. Every region covered by the S&P/Case-Schiller home-price index showed a drop compared to May 2007, with the...

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