Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Case-Shiller Index at New Lows

Case-Shiller's latest summary of 2011 housing price stats has just been released:

“After a prior three years of accelerated decline, the past two years has been a story of a housing market that is bottoming out but has not yet stabilized.”

U.S. home prices fell in December from a month earlier, ending 2011 with 3 composite indexes at the lowest levels since the housing crisis began in mid-2006, according to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home-price indexes.

During the fourth quarter, home prices reached new lows, falling 3.8% sequentially and 4% year-to-year. Prices are down 33.8% from their peak in the second quarter of 2006.

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