Author: Christine Streich

Soaring Home Prices: An Economic Mirage?

Home prices are rising steadily for the third month in a row across the United States, but that might not be as good you think. The Case/Shiller Home Price Index for February came in at 9.6 percent year over year growth, stronger than last month’s impressive 8.1 percent. And when […]

High Hopes for January Home Prices

If December home prices were higher than expected, January numbers are shaping up to be even stronger. Economists predict a median 7.85 increase in the year-over-year Case Shiller Home Price Index for the month of January – that’s fifteen percent higher than December’s 6.84. There are several reasons to anticipate […]

Rising Home Prices Suggest Hope for Economy

It was a banner year for home prices: 2012 finished with higher-than-expected home values across the United States, shedding positive light on the overall state of the economy. Home prices in December 2012 saw a 6.8 percent increase over December 2011 numbers, according to the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index, […]