Case Shiller 2 Factors Needed To Keep Home Prices Strong

Dated: April 29 2014

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The 10-city and 20-city composites posted returns of 13.1% and 12.9%, respectively, in the twelve months ending February 2014, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report said.

“Going forward, if home prices continue to rise, there are a limited number of options to offset the rising cost of purchasing a home: 1) an equally sizable increase in wages or 2) a marked reduction in credit restrictions," Lindsey Piegza, chief economist with Sterne Agee, said.

“Given the significant slack in the labor market, the latter option of easing lending standards appears to be the most probable and fast-acting solution,” Piegza continued. 
Meanwhile, the 10-city and 20-city composites remained relatively unchanged month-over-month. Read More Here...
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