Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Zillow Forecast: Expect About the Same Growth in May for the Case-Shiller Indexes

by Bill McBride on 6/29/2016 04:35:00 PM

The Case-Shiller house price indexes for April were released yesterday. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close.

From Zillow: May Case-Shiller Forecast: April's Modest Monthly Slowdown Should Continue

April Case-Shiller data showed seasonally adjusted monthly home price growth that was slightly weaker than expected, and annual growth at a pace in line with recent months. Looking ahead, Zillow’s May Case-Shiller forecast calls for more of the same, with seasonally adjusted monthly growth in the 10- and 20-city indices falling slightly from April while annual growth stays largely flat.

The May Case-Shiller National Index is expected to grow 5 percent year-over-year and 0.1 percent month-to-month, both unchanged from April. We expect the 10-City Index to grow 4.7 percent year-over-year and 0.1 percent from April. The 20-City Index is expected to grow 5.3 percent between May 2015 and May 2016 and 0.1 percent from April.

Zillow’s May Case-Shiller forecast is shown in the table below. These forecasts are based on today’s April Case-Shiller data release and the May 2016 Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI). The May Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices will not be officially released until Tuesday, July 26.
The year-over-year change for the 20-city index will probably be slightly lower in the May report than in the April report.  The change for the National index will probably be about the same.

Zillow forecast for Case-Shiller