Case Shiller Home Price Index

U.S. Home Prices Rise in October From a Year Ago

US home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the more dormant fall and winter sales period.

Home Prices Rose in 20 Major U.S. Cities in July

Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. National home prices increased 1.2 percent in July, compared to the same month last year.

Home Prices Fell in January in Most US Cities

Home prices fell in January for a fifth straight month in most major U.S. cities, as modest sales increases have yet to boost prices. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index released Tuesday showed that prices dropped in January from December in 16 of 19 cities tracked.

Bad 'Dream': Renters Often Do Better than Homeowners

Becoming a homeowner is a rite of passage in America, while renting gets no respect. But when you look at how we really live, it turns out that, even ignoring the recent crash, home ownership isn't the great deal for our finances that we've been led to believe.

Home Sales Rose 4.3% in January: Is It Time to Buy?

The National Association of Realtors reported this week that sales of existing homes rose 4.3% in January, their third rise in four months. But there are other housing trends to consider that are much more telling than a modest uptick in sales.

Survey: Home Prices Down in Most Major US Cities

U.S. home prices are falling again in most major cities after posting small gains over in the summer and spring, the latest evidence that the troubled housing market won't recover any time soon. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index shows prices dropped in September from August in 17 of the 20 cities tracked.

Great Recession Created a Historic Racial Wealth Gap

The twin demons of the housing market crash and the Great Recession have created historic wealth gaps among racial groups in America: The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households, and 18 times that of Hispanic households. The main culprit in minority wealth loss? The housing bust.

As Foreclosures Rise, Consumer Spending Will Fall

Foreclosure activity picked up by 4% in June, and economic problems which include unemployment and falling homes prices will drive it relentlessly higher. That's bad news for homeowners, but the ripple effect from foreclosures goes beyond their immediate problems, and it will get much worse.

The Financial Landscape: Dollar Losing Favor, Economy Losing Steam

The long term isn't looking good for the greenback: Central bank managers don't see it keeping its status as the world's reserve currency. The short term's not looking so hot for the U.S. economy either: Housing prices are down another 4% year over year, and confidence is falling.

Three Key Rules for Today's Housing Market

Some recent reports on the real estate market show home prices starting to stabilize in many areas. Other data suggests the housing market has further to fall. But whichever direction the national numbers are heading, there are few tenets that smart buyers and sellers should always follow.

Home Prices Rose Better than Forecast 0.6%

Home prices in 20 major U.S. cities rose a better than expected 0.6% in July compared to June, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price survey. However, year-over-year gains slowed to a 3.2% increase in July, from 4.2% in June, which suggests a slowdown in the nation's economic recovery.

Home Prices Up in June: Is the Market Stabilizing?

Home prices in 20 major U.S. cities rose a better-than-expected 1% in June from May, according to the Case-Shiller index. But the home buyer tax credit probably helped lift June's data, while home sales in July have tumbled.

Home Prices Better Than Expected in May

Home prices in 20 major U.S. cities rose a better-than-expected 0.5% in May, Case-Shiller said Tuesday. However, the report cautioned that the home buyers tax credit likely boosted sales, and analysts are waiting to see if organic market demand holds up now that the credit program is over.