Thursday, April 25, 2013

Update: CoreLogic acquires Case-Shiller

by Calculated Risk on 4/25/2013 12:52:00 PM

Last night I mentioned that CoreLogic had acquired Case-Shiller house price index, and I wondered if there would be changes to how the index was released. The answer is nothing will change ...

From CoreLogic: CoreLogic Acquires Case-Shiller

CoreLogic® ... announced the acquisition of Case-Shiller® from Fiserv, Inc. ...

In addition to the widely recognized Case-Shiller Indexes, CoreLogic will continue to offer its CoreLogic HPI® ... The CoreLogic HPI and the Case-Shiller Indexes are complementary measures of home price trends utilizing the same baseline methodology of repeat home sales.

The Case-Shiller Indexes will be renamed the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices will retain their brand name. The CoreLogic HPI, CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes, and S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices reports will continue to be published and distributed on their customary time schedules and in their current formats.

Dr. David Stiff, chief economist for Case-Shiller, will continue to supervise the preparation of the CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes and comment on the findings of those indexes. Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic, will continue to supervise the preparation of the CoreLogic HPI reports and comment on the findings of those reports.
Only the name (and ownership) has changed.