Foreclosures And Short Sales Distorting “Home Price Trackers”

In an echo of February’s Case-Shiller Index report, the government’s own home price-tracker — the Home Price Index — showed home values slipping between January and February 2011. The Federal Home Finance Agency data had home values down 1.6 percent nationwide in February, on average, … [Read more...]

Home Values Within 12.5 Percent Of April 2007 Peak, Nationwide

According the Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index, home values are now off just 12.5 percent from their April 2007 peak nationwide.  This, after a half-percent monthly increase in prices in May, on average. Given the state of the market since April 2007, the Home Price Index … [Read more...]

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