Home Prices Track Last Year's Pattern

Written by: Susan Richwine |

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index has been tracking home prices for decades and is among the most closely followed measures of US home values. The index is based on a three-month moving average and covers all nine census divisions. According to the most recent release, home prices continue to rise, though at a slightly slower pace than before. For example, the National Index found prices up 6.3 percent from last year at the same time, which is just short of the 6.5 percent year-over-year gain found in last month's report.

Brian D. Luke, head of commodities, real & digital assets at S&P, says prices look to be on a similar path as last year. “2024 is closely tracking the strong start observed last year, where March and April posted the largest rise seen prior to a slowdown in the summer and fall,” Luke said. “Heading into summer, the market is at an all-time high, once again testing its resilience against the historically more active time of the year.” 

[Source: PR Newswire]