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Case-Shiller Home Price Index Up 3.3 Percent

Written by Sandy Williams

S&P Dow Jones reported that the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index gained 3.3 percent in October, compared to 3.2 percent in the previous month. The 20-City composite posted a 2.2 percent year-over-year gain, while the 10-City composite rose 2.2 percent.

“October’s U.S. housing data continue to be reassuring,” says Craig J. Lazzara, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices. “With October’s 3.3 percent increase in the national composite index, home prices are currently more than 15 percent above the pre-financial crisis peak reached July 2006. October’s results were broad-based, as both our 10- and 20-city composites rose. Of the 20 cities in the composite, only San Francisco saw a year-over-year price decline in October.”

Phoenix led the home price gains for a fifth month, up 5.8 percent year-over-year. Tampa, Charlotte and Atlanta saw prices rise by more than 4.0 percent in October.

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