Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Case-Shiller Composite 20 Price Index Off 17.8% from Peak

by Bill McBride on 6/24/2008 09:36:00 AM

From MarketWatch: Four years of home gains have been wiped out

Home prices in 20 major U.S. cities have dropped a record 15.3% in the past year and are now back to where they were in 2004, according to the Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday by Standard & Poor's.

Prices in the 20 cities are now down 17.8% from the peak two years ago. The biggest declines were seen in Las Vegas, Miami and Phoenix, with prices falling by 25% or more in the past year. Prices in 10 cities have fallen by more than 10%.

Prices were lower in April than they were a year earlier in all 20 cities tracked by the Case-Shiller index.
Note that the Composite 20 is not the national index, but this show prices are still falling in many areas of the country - and still falling quickly (the Composite 20 fell 1.4% in April alone).

More later on individual cities ...