The Housing Market and the Economic Crisis

Back in September 2007, we devoted our first ever new ‘Inside Edge’ publication to examine the escalating sub-prime issue, and to predict how the financial instability was going to affect housing and community development in NYC. As the economic crisis became a reality, we have continued to use our expertise to conduct unique research and analysis to reveal the real impacts of the recession on the housing industry.

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April brings slump in New York home prices

Single-family home prices declined 0.3% in the New York region in April, the first slump in seventeen months according to the seasonally adjusted Case-Shiller Home Price Index. This was a significant decline from March, when prices increased 0.4%. Year over year price increases for New York declined from 6.5% in March to 5.4% in April. Nationally, home prices continued to increase in April but in most markets did so at a significantly lower pace than in March: the 20-city composite index increased just 0.2% in April compared to 1.2% in March, while year over year price changes were 12.3% in …

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Slow growth but high home prices

Single-family home prices continued to rise more slowly in New York than they did nationwide, according to the most recent figures of the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. In February prices increased 0.2% in the Big Apple metropolitan area compared to 0.8% for the national 20-city composite index. Year-to-year increases were 6.1% and 12.9%, respectively.

Increases in the national price index continue to be driven largely by the markets in Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, while price increases in New York are among the lowest in the country. Only the three California cities and Washington, DC, however, …

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Will 2014 see slower home price increases?

Home prices rose 0.8% nationwide in January 2014 as measured by the Case-Shiller 20-city composite index. New York home prices rose in the same proportion, the fourteenth consecutive month of price increases. Year to year, home prices increased 6.8% in New York and 13.3% nationally. San Francisco posted the highest growth of all cities included in the index: 1.7% since the previous month and 23.1% in the past year. At 0.2%, Boston saw the lowest month-to-month price increase and Denver, at 0.4%, saw the lowest year-to-year increase.

Most analysts expect home prices to increase more moderately in 2014 than they …

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Uncertainty in Housing Prices as 2013 Ends

In 2013 single -family house prices rose 6.3% in the New York region and 13.6% nationally (as measured by the 10-city composite) according to the latest figures from the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Although the year started with prices in New York 1.7% above the national average, by December prices in New York were 4.6% lower. The rapid increase in prices nationwide in 2013 was driven by the rapid growth in metropolitan areas of the Southwest and California, particularly Las Vegas (25.5%), San Francisco (22.6%) and Los Angeles (20.3%). New York prices had not increased year over year since …

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November Brings Slight Decline in NY Home Prices

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows that New York home prices declined by 0.4% in November 2013, while nationally the 10-city composite index declined by 0.1%. New York’s price decrease was the first since March, while the decline in the national index was the first in a year. Prices were still up 6% in New York since last year compared to an increase of 13.8% nationally. It is common for home prices to go down in the winter, as occurred in 9 of the 20 cities measured in the index.

According to the press release issued with the latest figures:…

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New York Home Prices Remained Static in October

Single family home prices remained static in the New York Metro area in October 2013, ending six consecutive months of price increases according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Nationwide, home prices increased only 0.2% over the previous month. Year over year increases remained strong at 13.6% nationwide, but were only 4.9% in the New York metropolitan area. Along with Cleveland, which also saw a 4.9% increase, home prices in New York increased less than in any other market included in the Index.

A number of markets with strong growth in the past year, including San Francisco and Atlanta, saw …

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Home prices rise slightly in the last month of the summer

Single family home prices in the New York metro area rose by 0.6% in September, in line with a national increase of 0.7% in the last month of the summer. Nearly all cities, including New York, saw prices rise more slowly in September than in August. Over the past year, prices in New York increased 4.3%, compared to 13.3% for the 10-city composite index.

Housing markets in California, Las Vegas and Phoenix saw prices increase between 18.6% and 29.1% over the previous year, but the pace of that increase in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles slowed down for …

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Home prices slowly continued to rise in August

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index figures for August 2013 show home prices continued to rise nationwide although the monthly rate of increase continued to decelerate as mortgage rates went up, resulting in fewer mortgage applications. The 10-city composite index increased 12.8% over the past year, the highest increase since February of 2006, and 1.3% since July 2013. Single-family home prices in the New York metro area increased 3.6% over the past year and 1.1% since July. While New York’s year to year increase was its highest since September 2006, it was the lowest among the 20 markets measured in the

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New York home prices rise for fourth consecutive month

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index shows single family home prices rose by 1.5% in the New York area this July in what is the fourth consecutive month of increases. The rate of increase, however, declined after June’s peak. Home prices in the 10 largest metropolitan areas rose by 1.9% in July. The New York index shows home prices increased by 3.5% over the past 12 months in comparison to a 12.3% increase in the 10-city composite index.

Current prices in New York are back to the pre-recession levels of June 2004 but remain lower than home prices in the 10 …

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New York home prices up, but behind national trend

Revised non-seasonally adjusted figures show home prices in the New York metropolitan area ended a 5-month long decline in February of this year and have been on a steady rebound since April, though they have increased at a slower pace than home prices in the 10 largest metropolitan areas. Home prices in June were up 2.2% over the previous month for the 10-city composite index compared to 2.1% for the New York metro area in the same period, its highest rate of increase since 2002. Year-to-year figures show home prices in the 10 main metropolitan areas have increased 11.3% since …

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