Case Shiller Q1 2012 Rises

Check out the nice price rise in Q1 2012 versus Q1 2011 for Case Shiller.

As I have been saying for some time, this is an apple to orange comparison — pitting a period of high foreclosures versus a period of voluntary foreclosure abatement by the money center banks.

Distressed sales are 20% < less than non -distressed sales. The NAR has reported that the number of distressed sales has fallen from 38% to 26% of the total basket.

Do the math, and this accounts for nearly all of the price improvement.


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S&P Dow Jones Indices
Press Release
Home Prices Rose in the Second Quarter of 2012
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

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