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Case-Shiller Home Price Rise for 6th Month
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 27, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In Credit,Real Estate | Comments Disabled
Home prices, according to the S&P/Case Shiller report, rose 0.4% sequentially (seasonally adjusted) in September and 3% year over year.
The index is now up for an 6th straight month, putting it at the highest level since Oct ’10 while still remaining 31% below its ’06 highs.
Jonathan Miller notes the declining momentum in Home sales: Falling mortgage rates are not creating housing sales . He blames credit remaining very tight. On a year over year basis, 18 of the 20 cities surveyed saw gains. Only Chicago and New York saw declines. Miller observes that year-over-year comparisons in various national reports are “skewed higher from an anemic 2011.” Housing Pulse  confirms this, observing further that 1st-time home buyers are not seeing any gains from the so-called recovery.
The bottom line is that housing has stabilized — but done so in a rate driven artificial manner — at least for now.
More Case Shiller Charts after the jump
Home Prices Rise for the Sixth Straight Month According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices
Dave Guarino and David Blitzer
S&P Dow 500, November 27, 2012
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 Falling mortgage rates are not creating housing sales: http://www.millersamuel.com/blog/get-down-with-it-falling-mortgage-rates-are-not-creating-housing-sales/27312
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