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Washington, DC Home Price Index 2011 06

Washington’s Housing Market Still #1

Case-Shiller revises their monthly Home Price Index for the previous 24-month period as new information becomes available.  Although the month-over-year change in Washington, DC’s HPI was revised down for the last three months, the streak remains unbroken.  According to the June edition of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Washington, DC again posted the best month-over-year level among the largest housing markets in the country AND chalked up the 25th consecutive month that the HPI in the DC market led the country (183.61).  That represents a 4.08 point advance over May (+2.3 percent).

The Index in Chicago did advance on a month-over-month basis at a faster rate, 3.6 percent.  But the Index there is a considerably lower 115.61.  For the sake of comparison, Detroit’s Index measured 65.42 in June, again posting the lowest HPI in the country.

The S&P/Case-Shiller® Home Price Index measures the residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of the residential real estate market.  This Index uses a repeat sales pricing technique that collects data on single-family home resales, capturing resold prices to form sale pairs using a moving three month average. Call Rosemary for an analysis of the marketability of your home.


Washington, DC Home Price Index 2011 05

Washington’s Home Price Index Posts Another Good Month

The streak is unbroken.  According to the May edition of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Washington, DC again posted the highest month-over-year gain among the largest housing markets in the country AND chalked up the 24th consecutive month that the DC market led the country.  Further, the Washington, DC market has had positive annual gains for the last eighteen consecutive months.  The bad news for real estate in general though was that Washington, DC was the only large market to post a gain again in May.  Denver had the smallest annual loss in May (-4.24 percent).  The highest loss occurred in Minneapolis (-14.38 percent).

The S&P/Case-Shiller® Home Price Index measures the residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of the residential real estate market.  This Index uses a repeat sales pricing technique that collects data on single-family home resales, capturing resold prices to form sale pairs using a moving three month average. Call Rosemary for an analysis of the marketability of your home.


Washington, DC Home Price Index 2011 04

Home Price Index Up Yet Again

If this weren’t such good news, it would be monotonous.  According to the April edition of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, Washington, DC again posted the highest month-over-year gain among the largest housing markets in the country AND chalked up the 23rd consecutive month that the DC market led the country.  Further, the Washington, DC market has had positive annual gains for the last seventeen consecutive months.  The bad news for real estate in general though was that Washington, DC was the only large market to post a gain.  In second place was a 3.58 percent annual loss in April prices in Los Angeles.  The largest loss occurred in Portland, Oregon (-13.41 percent).

The S&P/Case-Shiller® Home Price Index measures the residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of the residential real estate market.  This Index uses a repeat sales pricing technique that collects data on single-family home resales, capturing resold prices to form sale pairs using a moving three month average. Call Rosemary for an analysis of the marketability of your home.


Washington, DC Home Price Index 2011 03