Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Case-Shiller Home Price Index 6/26/12

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for April 2012 was released today. The 20-City Composite is down 1.86% compared to April 2011 (seasonally adjusted) and is up 0.67% compared to the previous month. 17 of the 20 cities in the Composite-20 were up in April compared to the previous month.
Below is an interactive graph. You can interact with the graph by choosing what to display. The CITY category contains all 20 markets as well as the Composite-10 and Composite-20 index. The choices in the TYPE category are All, Condos, and High, Low and Middle Tiers. The prices of homes in each city are divided into three tiers. Each city has different breakpoints. For example, for the latest release in Las Vegas the Low tier is homes under $110,323 and the High tier is over $170,529. In San Francisco the Low tier is under $319,057 and the high tier is over $575,704. The SA/NSA category allows you to view Seasonally Adjusted data (SA) and/or Non-Seasonally Adjusted data (NSA). If you left click on a category, the chart will update with only data for that item in that category. If you hold the CONTROL button down while left clicking, it will toggle that item on and off while leaving the other items in that category the same allowing you to add or subtract items. If you hold the SHIFT key down while left clicking, it will add all items in between where you clicked and the item you last clicked. You can clear all selections in a category by clicking the Filter Icon on the top right of each category (looks like a funnel with a X). You can also refresh the page to bring it back to its original state.
Low priced properties have performed differently than the other price tiers throughout this housing cycle. Last month, the low tier properties rose in 14 of the 16 cities where the tiers are broken down with an average gain of 0.87% month over month as compared to 0.67% for all properties. Minneapolis has had some very large swings in the last few years, especially in the low price tier. The low price tier rose by 26.98% from June of 2009 to June of 2010. It then fell by 28.31% by June of 2011. It has rebounded 13.77% since then.

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