Items Tagged with 'David Blitzer'


  • Case-Shiller: Home prices increase 6% in July

    West continues to dominate home price increases
    Home prices annually increased once again, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index from S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic. S&P Dow Jones Indices Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee David Blitzer said rising homes prices are beginning to catch up with housing.
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  • Mortgage credit defaults remain close to pre-crisis levels

    However, it’s expected to continue growing
    The latest report by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian shows an uptick in mortgage credit default rates. The news, while showing that the rates are moving higher, isn’t a cause for alarm, according to the report, since rates are still near pre-crisis levels.
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  • David Blitzer: 3 reasons why housing is “somber”

    Housing doesn't share in larger economy's good news
    Housing produced muted results compared to the rest of the economy in November and early December, according to one housing expert. Here are three reasons why housing was somber, and one argument for why 2015 will be okay anyway.
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  • S&P/Experian: First mortgage default rate continues upward trend

    Still at historically low levels
    "Despite the small increases in default rates, bank card and second mortgage default rates are currently at historical lows," said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee for S&P Dow Jones Indices. "Even with the increases, default rates are still much lower from their October 2013 rates."
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  • Mortgage default rate drives down household debt

    Drops nine months straight
    “At just above one percent, default rates remain at historical lows. Mortgage default rates have been trending down while Auto and Bank Card are a bit higher than their historical lows set in April and March,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee for S&P Dow Jones Indices.
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  • Price appreciation picks up in emerging real estate markets

    Once thriving markets experience less growth
    Cities like Washington D.C. experienced a sharp uptick in home prices during the recent housing recovery, but the nation's capital is no longer seeing sharp price hikes. So what's causing once overheated markets to cool off while emerging cities see steep appreciation?
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