by Bill McBride on 5/27/2008 09:05:00 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
S&P Case-Shiller reported that house prices fell sharply in Q1 2008.
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The first graph shows the Case-Shiller index since 1987. The index fell to 159.18 in Q1 2008, from 170.62 in Q4. A decline of 6.7%, or almost 30% at an annual rate.
This is the lowest level for the index since Q3 2004.
The second graph shows the year-over-year change in the Case-Shiller index.
Prices fell 14.1% over the last four quarters according to Case-Shiller.
The index is off 16.2% from the peak.