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CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes Reveal Surge in Home Prices During First Quarter of 2013

- Home prices were up in more than three-quarters of metropolitan areas in Q1 2013 compared to the prior year

- A 10.2 percent increase marks the first double-digit gain since the peak of the housing bubble seven years ago

- Price appreciation is projected to slow to 5.6 percent between the first quarter of 2014 and the comparable quarter of 2015 as inventories of new and existing homes increase

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IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released an analysis of home price trends during the first quarter of 2013 in more than 380 U.S. markets based on the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes. The indexes are owned and generated by CoreLogic, supplemented with data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). This quarterly report differs from the S&P/Dow Jones Case-Shiller monthly report; though both reports reflect findings from the same dataset, this analysis includes local-level data for a greater number of markets over a different time frame.

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The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes estimate that home prices increased by 10.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013, the first double-digit gain since the peak of the housing bubble seven years ago. The analysis also projects that price appreciation will begin to decelerate in 2014 as rising home prices and mortgage interest rates erode affordability and demand and supply become more balanced. As more homeowners consider selling their homes to lock in capital gains, including many who had negative equity until the recent surge in home values, upward pressure on prices will subside.

"Record levels of affordability, a slowly improving job market, and very small inventories of new and existing homes for sale will continue to drive U.S. home price appreciation during the summer," said Dr. David Stiff, chief economist for CoreLogic Case-Shiller. "Although a small number of metropolitan areas show year-over-year declines, it is likely that home prices in these cities will turn positive by the end of the year."

Three of the metros that experienced a small year-over-year home price decline are Long Island, N.Y. (-1 percent), Waukegan-Kenosha, Ill-Wis. (-2 percent) and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (-4 percent).

At the same time, prices in many cities that were at the center of the housing bubble have rebounded sharply, such as in Phoenix (+23 percent), Sacramento (+21 percent), Detroit (+18 percent) and Miami (+14 percent). Additionally, extremely limited inventories of homes for sale in these markets have resulted in increased prices. This is also true in Bismarck, N.D. (+13 percent), where housing demand from an influx of oil and natural gas workers is running ahead of supply. 

In Detroit, Phoenix and Sacramento, the months'-supply of active listings is approximately three months and Miami is hovering around five and a half months. Both indicate strong sellers' markets.

New housing construction is also ramping up as rising home prices boost developer profits. But building activity has increased more slowly than expected, due mostly to the uneven economic recovery. CoreLogic notes that builder confidence, which leads to construction activity, has been soaring, so the pace of new construction is expected to increase more rapidly.    

"Although double-digit gains usually indicate unsustainable appreciation and, possibly, bubbles in some metro areas, there is less need for concern now since home prices remain 26 percent below their peak nationally and are even lower in many metro markets," said Dr. Stiff.

The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes, which include data covering thousands of ZIP codes, counties, metro areas and state markets, are owned and generated by CoreLogic. The historical and forecast home price trend information in this report is calculated from the proprietary CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes, supplemented with data from the FHFA. The historical home price trends highlighted in this release are for the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013. The CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price forecasts are produced by CoreLogic and Moody's Analytics®. Selected U.S. markets (other metro areas available upon request):

Metro Area

Population

(2012)

Change in

Home Prices
(Q1 2012 to Q1 2013)

Change in

Home Prices
(Q1 2010 to Q1 2013)

Forecast Change

in Home Prices

(Q1 2013 to Q1 2014)

United States

313,914,040

10.2%

3.5%

6.5%

San Jose, Calif.

1,894,388

23.7%

18.5%

7.4%

Phoenix

4,329,534

22.8%

18.8%

5.1%

San Francisco

1,821,243

21.1%

13.3%

10.5%

Sacramento, Calif.

2,196,482

21.0%

6.6%

7.8%

Las Vegas

2,000,759

20.9%

6.2%

5.6%

Atlanta

5,439,950

19.2%

-5.4%

4.9%

Detroit

1,792,365

18.2%

36.5%

5.7%

Los Angeles

9,962,789

17.6%

11.0%

8.4%

Riverside, Calif.

4,350,096

15.0%

10.0%

0.2%

Orlando, Fla.

2,223,674

14.6%

6.3%

-1.6%

Miami

2,591,035

14.2%

13.7%

-2.7%

Warren, Mich.

2,499,695

12.9%

14.5%

2.8%

Houston

6,204,161

12.2%

14.3%

-0.1%

Tampa, Fla.

2,842,878

11.9%

2.2%

2.3%

Salt Lake City

1,161,715

11.5%

7.0%

5.9%

W. Palm Beach, Fla.

1,356,545

11.4%

1.2%

0.6%

Tucson, Ariz.

992,394

11.0%

-7.0%

7.2%

Jacksonville, Fla.

1,377,850

9.9%

-3.3%

1.4%

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

1,815,137

9.5%

8.0%

-2.6%

San Antonio

2,234,003

9.2%

9.6%

3.9%

Chicago

7,945,578

8.6%

-6.5%

6.5%

Nashville, Tenn.

1,644,703

7.5%

4.3%

1.2%

Indianapolis, Ind.

1,798,634

7.4%

2.6%

0.7%

Austin, Texas

1,834,303

7.0%

8.9%

2.3%

Virginia Beach, Va.

1,694,900

6.0%

-9.0%

2.8%

New Orleans, La.

1,205,374

5.9%

3.1%

3.3%

Richmond, Va.

1,282,305

5.8%

-3.9%

3.3%

Milwaukee, Wis.

1,566,981

5.0%

-3.9%

4.8%

St. Louis, Mo.

2,845,721

5.0%

-6.2%

2.6%

Columbus, Ohio

1,878,714

4.9%

3.6%

3.9%

Baltimore

2,753,149

3.9%

-3.1%

9.6%

Fort Worth, Texas

2,213,738

3.4%

6.5%

3.6%

Camden, N.J.

1,254,461

2.4%

-8.5%

5.5%

Raleigh, N.C.

1,188,564

2.0%

-0.6%

0.7%

Philadelphia

4,050,793

1.9%

-4.7%

5.4%

Edison, N.J.

2,360,602

1.4%

-6.5%

3.9%

Hartford, Conn.

1,214,400

1.2%

-6.5%

9.8%

Kansas City, Mo.

2,064,630

-0.4%

0.8%

0.7%

Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island), N.Y.

2,848,506

-1.4%

-3.4%

2.8%

Methodology

The CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes use the repeat sales method for index calculation, analyzing data on single-family properties that have two or more recorded sales transactions. Changes in housing types and sizes, or changes in the physical characteristics, of houses are specifically excluded from the calculations to avoid incorrectly affecting the index value. The principal variable used for index calculation is the price change between two arms-length sales of the same single-family home. Sales pairs with approved data are aggregated with all other sales pairs found in a particular Census division, state, metro area, county, or ZIP code market to independently calculate each Case-Shiller index. The national index is a composite of the Case-Shiller Census division indexes. Different weights are assigned to different changes in home prices, based on their statistical distribution in that geographic region. The weighting schemes include price anomalies, high turnover frequency, time interval adjustments and initial home value. Case-Shiller Indexes include data covering thousands of ZIP codes, counties, metro areas and state markets.

About CoreLogic

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) is a leading property information, analytics and services provider in the United States and Australia. The company's combined data from public, contributory and proprietary sources includes over 3.3 billion records spanning more than 40 years, providing detailed coverage of property, mortgages and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and related performance information. The markets CoreLogic serves include real estate and mortgage finance, insurance, capital markets, transportation and government. CoreLogic delivers value to clients through unique data, analytics, workflow technology, advisory and managed services. Clients rely on CoreLogic to help identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance and mitigate risk. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CoreLogic operates in seven countries. For more information, please visit www.corelogic.com.

CoreLogic, the CoreLogic logo, CoreLogic Case-Shiller and CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes are trademarks of CoreLogic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

SOURCE CoreLogic



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