Tag: Case-Shiller Home Price Index

  • Home Prices Increase in Most Major U.S. Cities

    Home Prices Increase in Most Major U.S. Cities

    By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Home prices increased in September in most major U.S. cities, more evidence of a housing recovery that is providing a lift to the fragile economy. Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller reported Tuesday that its 20-city index of home prices rose 3 percent in September... Continue Reading

  • Robert Shiller Q&A: Housing Sage Says Prices Could Drop Further

    Robert Shiller Q&A: Housing Sage Says Prices Could Drop Further

    WASHINGTON -- He predicted the tech-stock collapse. He foresaw the housing bust. So naturally, everyone wants to know what Robert Shiller thinks of today's stock prices, now perched at a four-year high. Or about the direction of home prices. Keep your hopes in check. Shiller is disinclined these days to offer... Continue Reading

  • Mortgage Deduction: The Lobbyists Strike Back

    Mortgage Deduction: The Lobbyists Strike Back

    In his mission to lower the deficit, President Obama has proposed snipping high-income earners' tax deduction for mortgage interest payments. And yet, here he is, two years into his presidency, a truly scary unemployment rate not budging, and he has yet to meet with representatives of the nation's major home... Continue Reading

  • Home Prices Lose Momentum in 3rd Quarter

    Home Prices Lose Momentum in 3rd Quarter

    Home prices didn't get the boost they needed in September, which is bad news for the housing market as whole. The national home price index fell 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2010, after experiencing a 4.7 percent increase in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home... Continue Reading

  • Homebuyers Pay More to Walk

    Homebuyers Pay More to Walk

    Americans may love their cars. But they also love to live within walking distance of a good cup of coffee or a quart of milk -- and they're willing to pay for it.Pedestrian-friendly cities have survived the bust better than cities where the average house is a long walk from services, according to an analysis of... Continue Reading

  • Brighter Future for Downtown Chicago Condos

    Brighter Future for Downtown Chicago Condos

    Looking for a condo in the Windy City? You'll pay, on average, 9 percent less today for a condo in downtown Chicago than you would have in 2007. But the deals won't last forever, according to local experts. Continue Reading

  • Are You a Single or a Double Dipper?

    Are You a Single or a Double Dipper?

    Walking down Fifth Avenue recently, I couldn't help but be struck by the number of empty storefronts, particularly at this time of year. So much for those green shoots. Talk of an economic double dip is rising, as typically happens at the tail end of every recession. What backs up the argument for a double dip?... Continue Reading