Case/Shiller, Home Prices

Home prices hit record low… again

From CNN:

May home prices dropped a record 15.8% from a year ago, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index of 20 cities. It was the 22nd consecutive month of decline recorded by the index. Prices fell 0.9% from April to May.

Each of the 20 metro areas covered by the index posted annual declines; nine posted record lows and 10 cities recorded double-digit drops.

The Case-Shiller 10-city Index posted a year over year decline of 16.9%, and a 1% month over month dip. Both the 10-City Composite Index and the 20-City Composite Index are reporting record annual declines.

“Since August 2006, there has not been one month where we have seen overall price increases, as measured by the two Composites,” said David Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor’s.

For the nerdery-enabled, let’s put it this way:

10: print “Case-Shiller hits new monthly low!”
20: goto 10

Ok, my BASIC sytax might be a little off, but you get the point.

speak up

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