Singin' the Blues: Home Prices Set to Music

case shillerThe latest Case Shiller Home Price Index may not be music to your ears, but it still sounds pretty good -- that is, when sung as music by a classically trained baritone. In the spirit of radio -- which, of course, can't show you the results in a graph -- the Planet Money team at National Public Radio had the February Case Shiller data translated into musical notes. Then they asked Timothy McDevitt, a young opera singer studying at New York City's Julliard School, to, um, sing it. Even better, they played the results for Robert Shiller and Karl Case, the index's founders. They also broke the index down into separate markets, such as Miami and Dallas, and added lyrics. What do the results sound like? Let's just say they have their ups and downs....

Listen to your housing market here.

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mpa823

loose 30% i wish that was all it was !!!!!!!!

April 29 2011 at 2:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wongtpa

The Community Reinvestment Act circa 1977 & 1994 and thereafter sponsored by democrats forced banks to loan to unqualified home buyers causing the housing bust and loss of our home equity. Blame Democrats and Obama! Also Barney Frank and Chuck Schumer and all the3 rest of the liberal democratic crowd!

April 29 2011 at 12:08 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Colleen

AOL Reporting--there is this great music piece---but you can't hear it here! Just wanted you to know.

April 29 2011 at 9:44 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Steve

"In everything be thankful for this is the will of God. In everything be thankful, for this is the will of God. In everything be thankful, for this is the will of God, in Christ Jesus concerning you!"

Doesn't sound like newscasters or most people in America are displaying any gratitude these days. Helloo, what's wrong with this picture?

Time to wake up America, and get right with God! It's never too early to get right with God. (2 Chronicles 7:14).

April 29 2011 at 8:52 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply