The Case-Shiller Home Price Charts Everyone is Talking About

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices made news today because of their strength, so below we will take a look at the monthly and annual growth of the twenty cities tracked.

As shown below, 19 of 20 cities saw month-over-month growth, while all 20 cities were up year-over-year. Keep in mind, however, that the results have a two-month lag, so these figures are from April. San Francisco saw the biggest month-over-month jump at 4.86%, which is a huge move for home prices. Atlanta, San Diego and Los Angeles were all up over 3% on the month. Detroit was the only city that fell in April, but it was just 0.2%.

On an annual basis, four cities were up more than 20% — San Francisco, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Phoenix. New York has the weakest year-over-year growth at just 3.24%.

The composite 10-city and 20-city indices saw significant growth. The month-over-month move for the 20-city composite index saw its biggest jump on record, and its year-over-year growth was the highest seen in seven years.

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Below are year-over-year percentage change charts for the twenty cities and the two composite indices. ¬†Four cities saw their biggest year-over-year change in the data’s history (going back to 1990) — Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas. ¬†Chicago and Charlotte were close to all-time highs but didn’t quite get there.

The real estate market has remained hot over the past couple of months, so expect even more strength in the Case-Shiller numbers in the months ahead when the May and June figures come out.

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