Saturday, September 28, 2013

Housing Market Is Heating Up, if Not Yet Bubbling

HOME prices have been rising rapidly, so much so that there is talk that we are entering another national bubble.

In fact, according to the S.& P./Case-Shiller Composite-10 Home Price Index, which Karl Case of Wellesley College and I developed, home prices in the United States were up 18.4 percent in real, inflation-corrected terms in the 16 months that ended in July. During the housing bubble that preceded the 2008 financial crisis, the largest 16-month increase wasn’t much bigger: 22.7 percent, for the period ended in July 2004. 

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