The staying power of Case-Shiller, a marquee housing metric

Apr 6, 2022
It’s not the most timely home price indicator, but it does have advantages, including mapping prices over long periods.
Homes line a Southern California street in 2003. An approach for tracking house prices developed by economists Karl Case and Robert Shiller in the 1980s remains an important market indicator today.
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Rising mortgage rates and prices not raining on homebuilders' parade

Jan 19, 2022
The latest survey data shows that homebuilders have a positive outlook despite inflation and supply chain woes.
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National home prices reach record high

Aug 31, 2021
Home prices are now up 41% since 2006, before the housing market crash that zapped the economy.
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Are we in a housing bubble?

Jan 29, 2021
Prices are soaring, but economists expect market conditions to change.
Is the price surge a blip? Many economists say the market conditions behind it are temporary.
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Will home price growth keep slowing?

Aug 26, 2019
Lower mortgage rates change the buying equation.
A sign advertising a reduced price is seen in front of a home for sale in Richmond, California.
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In a slowing market, selling a house isn't easy

Nov 27, 2018
Prices are still going up, but slower than they have in almost two years, leaving realtors managing seller expectations.
 A 'For Sale' sign sits in front of a new home May 27, 2004 in Miami, Florida. 
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A "wiggle" in the housing market?

Aug 28, 2018
"The slowdown is a good thing for homebuyers,” one economist says.
Real estate website Zillow reported that more sellers lowered their asking prices in June.
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Millennials like city homes but not the high prices

Sep 27, 2016
Rising city home prices rises force some younger people to the suburbs.
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Home prices surge, not for the reason people think

Jan 26, 2016
It's the supply part of the equation driving prices.

Housing prices surge, rise 9.3% since last year

Apr 30, 2013
Home prices rose 1.2 percent in February and were up 9.3 percent since last year, according to the S&P Case-Shiller Index.