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Home Prices Continue Climbing in June 2013 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through June 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that prices continue to increase. The National Index grew 7.1% in the second quarter and 10.1% over the last four quarters. The 10-City and 20-City Composites posted returns of 2.2% for June and 11.9% and 12.1% over 12 months.

All 20 cities posted gains on a monthly and annual basis. However, in only six cities were prices rising faster this month than last, compared to ten in May. Dallas and Denver reached new all-time highs as they did last month, with returns of +1.7% each in June. San Francisco's rebound is the largest, up 47.0% from its low in March 2009. Phoenix is second, 37.1% above its September 2011 low.

The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded a 10.1% gain in the second quarter of 2013 over the second quarter of 2012. In June 2013, the 10- and 20-City Composites posted annual increases of 11.9% and 12.1%, respectively.

"National home prices rose more than 10% annually in each of the last two quarters," says David M. Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. "However, the monthly city by city data show the pace of price increases is moderating.

"The Southwest and California have consistently led the recovery with Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco posting at least 15 months of gains. Looking at the cities, New York recorded its highest monthly return since 2002. Atlanta was up the most at +3.4% and Washington DC had the lowest return at +1.0%. In terms of annual rates of change, San Francisco lost its leadership position with Las Vegas showing the highest post-recession gain of 24.9%.

"Overall, the report shows that housing prices are rising but the pace may be slowing. Thirteen out of twenty cities saw their returns weaken from May to June. As we are in the middle of a seasonal buying period, we should expect to see the most gains. With interest rates rising to almost 4.6%, home buyers may be discouraged and sharp increases may be dampened.

"Other housing news is positive, but not as robust as last spring. Starts and sales of new homes continue to lag the stronger pace set by existing homes. Despite recent increases in mortgage interest rates, affordability is still good as credit qualifications have eased somewhat."

As of the second quarter of 2013, average home prices across the United States are back at their early 2004 levels. At the end of the second quarter of 2013, the National Index was up 7.1% over the first quarter of 2013 and 10.1% above the second quarter of 2012.

As of June 2013, average home prices across the United States are back to their spring 2004 levels. Measured from their June/July 2006 peaks, the peak-to-current decline for both Composites is approximately 23%. The recovery from the March 2012 lows is 18.4% and 19.0% for the 10-City and 20-City Composites.

All 20 cities showed positive monthly returns for at least the third consecutive month. Six cities – Charlotte, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York and Tampa – showed acceleration. Atlanta took the lead with a return of 3.4% as San Francisco dropped to +2.7% in June from +4.3% in May. New York posted a gain of 2.1%, its highest since July 2002.

Year-over-year, Las Vegas and San Francisco were the only two MSAs to post gains of over 20%; Atlanta, Detroit and Phoenix decreased to +19.0%, +16.4% and +19.8%, respectively. Seven cities – Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego and Tampa – showed improvement in their annual rates. Out of the 13 remaining MSAs, Detroit showed the most deceleration but it still posted an impressive 16.4% increase. Despite gaining 35.6% from its post-recession low in April 2011, Detroit remains the only city below its January 2000 level.

More than 26 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 2013. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are revised for the 24 prior months, based on the receipt of additional source data.


2013 Q2

2013 Q2/2013 Q1

2013 Q1/2012 Q4



Level

Change (%)

Change (%)

1-Year Change (%)

U.S. National Index

146.32

7.1%

1.1%

10.1%


June 2013

June/May

May/April


Metropolitan Area

Level

Change (%)

Change (%)

1-Year Change (%)

Atlanta

109.15

3.4%

3.4%

19.0%

Boston

164.75

1.7%

1.8%

6.7%

Charlotte

123.41

1.3%

1.2%

7.8%

Chicago

121.81

3.3%

3.7%

7.3%

Cleveland

105.35

1.9%

1.5%

3.5%

Dallas

129.78

1.7%

2.0%

8.0%

Denver

143.37

1.7%

2.0%

9.4%

Detroit

87.41

1.7%

3.8%

16.4%

Las Vegas

117.29

2.8%

2.7%

24.9%

Los Angeles

202.10

2.3%

2.6%

19.9%

Miami

167.10

2.1%

2.6%

14.8%

Minneapolis

132.47

2.3%

2.1%

11.5%

New York

168.65

2.1%

1.6%

3.3%

Phoenix

137.36

1.8%

1.9%

19.8%

Portland

154.80

1.9%

2.2%

11.8%

San Diego

184.57

2.8%

3.1%

19.3%

San Francisco

173.01

2.7%

4.3%

24.5%

Seattle

156.46

1.8%

3.1%

11.8%

Tampa

147.69

2.1%

1.8%

11.1%

Washington

200.09

1.0%

2.0%

5.7%

Composite-10

173.37

2.2%

2.5%

11.9%

Composite-20

159.54

2.2%

2.5%

12.1%

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic



Data through June 2013




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.


2013 Q2/2013 Q1

2013 Q1/2012 Q4


NSA

SA

NSA

SA

US National

7.1%

2.3%

1.1%

3.8%


June/May Change (%)

May/April Change (%)

Metropolitan Area

NSA

SA

NSA

SA

Atlanta

3.4%

1.0%

3.4%

1.1%

Boston

1.7%

-0.2%

1.8%

0.2%

Charlotte

1.3%

0.3%

1.2%

0.3%

Chicago

3.3%

0.3%

3.7%

1.5%

Cleveland

1.9%

-0.1%

1.5%

-0.3%

Dallas

1.7%

0.4%

2.0%

0.6%

Denver

1.7%

0.3%

2.0%

0.6%

Detroit

1.7%

-1.4%

3.8%

2.4%

Las Vegas

2.8%

2.2%

2.7%

2.6%

Los Angeles

2.3%

1.6%

2.6%

1.4%

Miami

2.1%

1.3%

2.6%

1.6%

Minneapolis

2.3%

-1.1%

2.1%

-0.4%

New York

2.1%

0.5%

1.6%

0.6%

Phoenix

1.8%

0.9%

1.9%

1.1%

Portland

1.9%

1.1%

2.2%

0.6%

San Diego

2.8%

2.2%

3.1%

2.5%

San Francisco

2.7%

1.9%

4.3%

2.0%

Seattle

1.8%

0.9%

3.1%

1.4%

Tampa

2.1%

0.8%

1.8%

0.7%

Washington

1.0%

-0.2%

2.0%

0.4%

Composite-10

2.2%

1.1%

2.5%

1.0%

Composite-20

2.2%

0.9%

2.5%

1.0%

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices and CoreLogic



Data through June 2013




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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 and is calculated quarterly. 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.

For more information about S&P Dow Jones Indices, please visit www.spdji.com.

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