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Price increases are supported by a tight housing market. Both the number of homes for sale and the number of days a house is on the market have declined for four to five years. Given current economic conditions and the tight housing market, an immediate reversal in home price trends appears unlikely.feedback
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Aug 29 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which David Blitzer is associated, including S&P and housing. Most recently, David Blitzer has been quoted saying: “The question is not if home prices can climb without any limit; they can't. Rather, will home price gains gently slow or will they crash and take the economy down with them? For the moment, conditions appear favorable for avoiding a crash.” in the article US home prices grow just 5.5 percent in April, missing analysts' expectations.
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Nov 29 2016

The new peak set by the S&P Case-Shiller CoreLogic national index will be seen as marking a shift from the housing recovery to the hoped-for start of a new advance.feedback

Sep 29 2016

Eight of the cities are seeing prices up 6 percent or more in the last year. Given that the overall inflation is a bit below 2 percent, the pace is probably not sustainable over the long term.feedback

Sep 29 2016

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index is within 0.6 percent of the record high set in July 2006. Seven of the 20 cities have already set new record highs.feedback

Sep 08 2016

There will be some people who will be rebalancing their portfolios to make sure their weight in real estate is the right weight.feedback

Aug 31 2016

The creation of an eleventh sector recognizes the growing importance of real estate in the world's equity markets. The decision to add a real estate sector was based on extensive comments from investors and analysts as well as in-depth analysis and discussions between S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI.feedback

Aug 30 2016

Overall, residential real estate and housing is in good shape. Sales of existing homes are at running at about 5.5 million units annually with inventory levels under five months, indicating a fairly tight market.feedback

Aug 30 2016

In the strongest region, the Pacific Northwest, prices are rising at more than 10 percent; in the slower Northeast, prices are climbing a bit faster than inflation.feedback

Jul 26 2016

Miami and Tampa have recovered in the last few months while Las Vegas and Phoenix remain weak. When home prices began to recover, New York and Washington saw steady price growth; now both are among the weakest areas in the country.feedback

Jun 06 2016

That's still her sense. She's still cautiously optimistic about the economy. She's just watching the data, and right now if anyone could read her mind she's still expecting two rate hikes before the end of the year.feedback

May 19 2016

It would take a lot to scare them between now and June to make them say they won't raise rates at all because of some turmoil in the financial markets.feedback

May 19 2016

Until very recently, the market's view of the economy was a lot weaker and a lot softer than the Fed's. The market may be frustrated. Part of what we see is then market is slowly revising its view to be close to the Fed.feedback

Apr 26 2016

Home prices continue to rise twice as fast as inflation, but the pace is easing off in the most recent numbers. The year-over-year figures for the 10-city and 20-city composites both slowed, and 13 of the 20 cities saw slower year-over-year numbers compared to last month.feedback

Apr 26 2016

Rising prices and the pace of new single-family home construction are a concern throughout much of the United States. The visible supply of homes on the market is low at 4.8 months in the last report. Homeowners looking to sell their house and trade up to a larger house or a more desirable location are concerned with finding that new house.feedback

Jan 26 2016

Home prices extended their gains, supported by continued low mortgage rates, tight supplies and an improving labor market. Sales of existing homes were up 6.5% in 2015 vs. 2014, and the number of homes on the market averaged about a 4.8 months' supply during the year; both numbers suggest a seller's market.feedback

Feb 27 2013

This has really become one of the hot leading spots in the economic recovery. Big contribution to GDP in the 3rd and 4th quarters of last year. If we look across the numbers for the full year 2012 for home prices- very strong.feedback

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