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Ignore The Case-Shiller Index; Focus On The Future Instead

March 2, 2011

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December’s Case-Shiller Index showed major devaluations nationwide. As compared to December 2009, on a year-over-year basis, home values fell in 18 of the Case Shiller Index’s 20 tracked markets, and the U.S. National Index dropped 4 percent overall. The retreat puts December’s home values at similar levels as compared to early-2003.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Too Much Faith In October’s Case-Shiller Index

December 30, 2010

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The Case-Shiller Index posted awful numbers in its most recent reading. Each of the index’s 20 tracked markets showed home price deterioration between September’s and October’s respective reports. Some markets fell as much as 2.9 percent.

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September’s Case-Shiller Index Reflects A Slowing Housing Market

December 1, 2010

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Standard & Poors released the September Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. The Case-Shiller Index is a home-value tracker. The report shows home prices down 0.7% from August and values fading, in general.

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Case-Shiller Shows Slowing Growth In Home Prices… Two Months Ago

September 29, 2010

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Home values “crept forward” in July. But not that it matters — the Case-Shiller Index is a better tool for economists than it is for homeowners. There’s 3 reasons why.

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Case-Shiller Posts 16th Straight Month Of Home Price Improvement

September 1, 2010

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According to the Standard & Poors Case-Shiller Index, home values rose 5 percent in June versus the month prior, and 4 percent from a year earlier. It’s the 16th consecutive month in which Case-Shiller reported an increase in home values and the third straight month of outstanding results.

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Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 95% Of Cities

July 28, 2010

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Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, between April and May 2010, home prices rose in 19 of Case-Shiller’s 20 tracked markets. It’s the second straight month of strong Case-Shiller findings.

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Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 90% Of Cities

June 30, 2010

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In reviewing the April Case-Shiller Index and its accompanying analysis, it appears that the housing market’s rebound is gathering momentum.

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The Headlines Were Overly Rosy On February’s Case-Shiller Index

April 30, 2010

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Overwhelmingly, home values fell in the 20 markets tracked by the Case-Shiller. Only San Diego showed a modest increase. The other 19 markets averaged a 1.23 percent decline between January and February. However, that’s not the story you read in the most papers.

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Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In A Majority Of Cities Nationwide

March 31, 2010

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Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Wednesday. The report shows that, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, between December and January, home prices rose in more than half of the index’s tracked markets. The strength of this month’s Case-Shiller report, however, should be put in context.

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December 2009 Case-Shiller Data Shows Battered Markets In Bona Fide Recovery

February 24, 2010

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Using data compiled in December, Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. The report shows home prices down just 2.5% on an annual basis, a figure much lower than the 8.7% annual drop reported after Q3.

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