Items Tagged with 'S&P Dow Jones Indices'


  • Case-Shiller reports increase in home price growth

    Experts say rising home prices won’t stop anytime soon
    Home prices increased across the U.S. in February, picking up the pace in annual price gains. This run, which is still ongoing, compares to the previous long run from January 1992 to February 2007. And with expectations for continued economic growth and further employment gains, the current run of rising prices is likely to continue.
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  • Case-Shiller: Renting could become more attractive than home buying in 2018

    Home prices rise 6% annually
    Home prices increased in October, and experts are beginning to fear 2018 could block many potential buyers out of the housing market, forcing them to rent. The Chairman of the Index Committee explained that since home prices are rising faster than wages, salaries, and inflation, some areas could see potential home buyers compelled to look at renting.
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  • Can anything slow down rising home prices?

    Experts sound off on the price surge seen across the majority of metros
    Not surprisingly, the Case-Shiller home prices index showed an increase in home prices in April from March and from last year as competition grows among homebuyers. Now, experts explain why home prices will be slow to react to any market changes, and will not change their upward trend anytime soon. However, at least one economist disagrees.
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  • Mortgage default rate falls to near record low in May

    Hits second lowest since July 2004
    Borrowers are going into default on their first mortgages less often than at nearly any point in the last 13 years, a new report from the S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian showed. The default rate in May was just one basis point above May 2016’s level of 0.63%, which was the lowest that figure had been since July 2004.
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  • Seller's market: Experts predict home prices will just keep rising

    Good news for sellers, but buyers face a daunting reality
    Case-Shiller results showed home prices increased at their fastest annual pace in nearly three years. Now, experts are saying that pace won’t slow anytime soon. And while this is good news for sellers, experts explain buyers face a different and more daunting reality – competition is fierce, budgets may be strained and nerves will be frayed.
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  • Homeowners keep getting better at paying their mortgage

    Loans in the process of foreclosure at lowest level since 2007
    Consumers are steadily getting better at paying their mortgage with fewer and fewer loans moving into the foreclosure process. Two recent reports showcase this trend: The National Delinquency Survey and the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices report. Here’s how they rate the current state of the default market.
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  • Case-Shiller: Home prices set 30-month high in December

    All 20 of largest U.S. cities saw seasonally adjusted price increases
    Home prices rose to their 30-month high in December and at their fastest pace in over 2.5 years, according to the latest Case-Shiller results. The Indices’ chairman explains why rates are rising so rapidly and if the speed of increase is a reason for alarm.
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  • Case-Shiller: Housing market now officially, completely recovered

    Blitzer: Uncertainty remains on Trump impact
    Home prices increased in November, bringing a chairman of the Index Committee to explain that the housing market is completely recovered from the crisis. Case-Shiller’s top 20 cities all posted monthly increases after seasonal adjustment. One expert explains why the new administration could push home prices even further in the months to come.
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