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Widespread Slowdown in Home Price Gains According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

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NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through June 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller[1] Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show a sustained slowdown in price increases. The National Index gained 6.2% in the 12 months ending June 2014 while the 10-City and 20-City Composites gained 8.1%; all three indices saw their rates slow considerably from last month. Every city saw its year-over-year return worsen.

The National Index, now being published monthly, gained 0.9% in June. The 10- and 20-City Composites increased 1.0%. New York led the cities with a return of 1.6% and recorded its largest increase since June 2013. Chicago, Detroit and Las Vegas followed at +1.4%. Las Vegas posted its largest monthly gain since last summer.

The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded a 6.2% annual gain in June 2014. The 10- and 20-City Composites posted year-over-year increases of 8.1%.

"Home price gains continue to ease as they have since last fall," says David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "For the first time since February 2008, all cities showed lower annual rates than the previous month. Other housing indicators – starts, existing home sales and builders' sentiment – are positive. Taken together, these point to a more normal housing sector.

"The monthly National Index rose 0.9% in June. While all 20 cities saw higher home prices over the last 12 months, all experienced slower gains. In San Francisco, the pace of price increases halved since late last summer. The Sun Belt cities – Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami and Tampa – all remain a third or more below their peak prices set almost a decade ago.

"Bargain basement mortgage rates won't continue forever; recent improvements in the labor markets and comments from Fed chair Janet Yellen and others hint that interest rates could rise as soon as the first quarter of 2015. Rising mortgage rates won't send housing into a tailspin, but will further dampen price gains."

As of June 2014, average home prices across the United States are back to their levels posted in the spring of 2005. The National Index was up 0.9% over May 2014 and 6.2% above June 2013.

As of June 2014, average home prices across the United States are back to their autumn 2004 levels. Measured from their June/July 2006 peaks, the peak-to-current decline for both Composites is approximately 17%. The recovery from the March 2012 lows is 27.8% and 28.5% for the 10-City and 20-City Composites.

All 20 cities saw their year-over-year rates weaken in June. For the second consecutive month, San Francisco saw its rate decelerate by almost three percentage points – from 18.4% in April to 12.9% in June. Phoenix showed its smallest year-over-year gain of 6.9% since March 2012. Cleveland showed a marginal increase of 0.8% over the last 12 months while Las Vegas led with a gain of 15.2%.

All cities reported price increases for the third consecutive month; it would have been a fourth had New York not declined 0.4% in March. San Francisco posted its eighth consecutive price increase but showed its smallest gain of 0.3% since February. Five cities – Detroit, Las Vegas, New York, Phoenix and San Diego – posted larger gains in June than in May. Dallas and Denver continue to set new peaks while Detroit remains the only city below its January 2000 value.

More than 27 years of history for these data series are available, and can be accessed in full by going to www.homeprice.spdji.com. Additional content on the housing market may also be found on S&P Dow Jones Indices' housing blog: www.housingviews.com.

The table below summarizes the results for June 2014. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are revised for the 24 prior months, based on the receipt of additional source data.


June 2014

June/May

May/April

1-Year

Metropolitan Area

Level

Change (%)

Change (%)

Change (%)

Atlanta

118.50

1.0%

1.2%

8.6%

Boston

176.28

0.5%

1.1%

7.0%

Charlotte

127.95

0.4%

1.4%

3.8%

Chicago

129.83

1.4%

1.5%

6.6%

Cleveland

106.64

0.4%

1.2%

0.8%

Dallas

140.12

1.1%

1.3%

8.0%

Denver

154.39

1.2%

1.3%

7.7%

Detroit

97.44

1.4%

1.3%

10.3%

Las Vegas

135.12

1.4%

1.1%

15.2%

Los Angeles

223.33

0.6%

1.1%

10.5%

Miami

186.39

0.6%

1.2%

11.5%

Minneapolis

141.27

0.6%

1.3%

6.7%

New York

175.26

1.6%

1.0%

4.3%

Phoenix

146.90

0.6%

0.4%

6.9%

Portland

168.97

1.1%

1.1%

9.2%

San Diego

203.32

0.7%

0.6%

10.2%

San Francisco

195.32

0.3%

1.8%

12.9%

Seattle

169.96

1.1%

1.4%

8.6%

Tampa

161.25

1.2%

1.8%

9.1%

Washington

210.68

0.6%

0.9%

5.3%

Composite-10

187.19

1.0%

1.1%

8.1%

Composite-20

172.33

1.0%

1.2%

8.1%

U.S. National

166.34

0.9%

1.1%

6.2%

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic



Data through June 2014



Since its launch in early 2006, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices have published, and the markets have followed and reported on, the non-seasonally adjusted data set used in the headline indices. For analytical purposes, S&P Dow Jones Indices publishes a seasonally adjusted data set covered in the headline indices, as well as for the 17 of 20 markets with tiered price indices and the five condo markets that are tracked.

A summary of the monthly changes using the seasonally adjusted (SA) and non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) data can be found in the table below.


June/May Change (%)

May/April Change (%)

Metropolitan Area

NSA

SA

NSA

SA

Atlanta

1.0%

-1.5%

1.2%

-1.0%

Boston

0.5%

-1.0%

1.1%

-0.5%

Charlotte

0.4%

-0.5%

1.4%

0.5%

Chicago

1.4%

-1.4%

1.5%

-0.7%

Cleveland

0.4%

-1.1%

1.2%

-0.5%

Dallas

1.1%

0.1%

1.3%

0.1%

Denver

1.2%

0.1%

1.3%

0.1%

Detroit

1.4%

-1.6%

1.3%

-0.2%

Las Vegas

1.4%

0.8%

1.1%

0.8%

Los Angeles

0.6%

-0.1%

1.1%

-0.1%

Miami

0.6%

0.1%

1.2%

0.3%

Minneapolis

0.6%

-2.3%

1.3%

-0.4%

New York

1.6%

-0.1%

1.0%

-0.2%

Phoenix

0.6%

-0.1%

0.4%

-0.2%

Portland

1.1%

0.2%

1.1%

-0.3%

San Diego

0.7%

-0.1%

0.6%

-0.1%

San Francisco

0.3%

-0.4%

1.8%

-0.4%

Seattle

1.1%

0.2%

1.4%

-0.3%

Tampa

1.2%

0.1%

1.8%

0.6%

Washington

0.6%

-0.4%

0.9%

-0.5%

Composite-10

1.0%

-0.1%

1.1%

-0.2%

Composite-20

1.0%

-0.2%

1.2%

-0.3%

U.S. National

0.9%

-0.1%

1.1%

-0.1%

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic



Data through June 2014




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For more information: 
Dave Guarino 
Communications 
S&P Dow Jones Indices
dave.guarino@spdji.com 
212-438-1471

David Blitzer 
Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee 
S&P Dow Jones Indices 
david.blitzer@spdji.com 
212-438-3907

S&P Dow Jones Indices has introduced a new blog called HousingViews.com. This interactive blog delivers real-time commentary and analysis from across the Standard & Poor's organization on a wide-range of topics impacting residential home prices, homebuilding and mortgage financing in the United States. Readers and viewers can visit the blog at www.housingviews.com, where feedback and commentary is certainly welcomed and encouraged.

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are published on the last Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am ET. They are constructed to accurately track the price path of typical single-family homes located in each metropolitan area provided. Each index combines matched price pairs for thousands of individual houses from the available universe of arms-length sales data. The S&P/Case-Shiller National U.S. Home Price Index tracks the value of single-family housing within the United States. The index is a composite of single-family home price indices for the nine U.S. Census divisions. The S&P/Case-Shiller Composite of 10 Home Price Index is a value-weighted average of the 10 original metro area indices. The S&P/Case-Shiller Composite of 20 Home Price Index is a value-weighted average of the 20 metro area indices. The indices have a base value of 100 in January 2000; thus, for example, a current index value of 150 translates to a 50% appreciation rate since January 2000 for a typical home located within the subject market.

These indices are generated and published under agreements between S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic.

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are produced by CoreLogic. In addition to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, CoreLogic also offers home price index sets covering thousands of zip codes, counties, metro areas, and state markets. The indices, published by S&P Dow Jones Indices, represent just a small subset of the broader data available through CoreLogic.

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