Tag Archives: Standard & Poor’s

Housing Prices Increase in August

According to the recent Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index report, home prices were 2% higher in August than they were priced in August 2011, which is an even greater increase than in the month of July. Cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tampa and Miami, which have undergone some of the most severe price declines […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD’ Weekly Finance Review

Home prices are falling in most major U.S. cities, as reported by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. At least 10 major U.S. markets, including New York, are at their lowest point since the housing boom of 2006-2007. According to The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller city index, home prices fell in 19 out of the 20 major cities. The record […]

Mortgage Problems Sink Bank Stocks

The Associated Press reported today that the mortgage problems that have been hanging around since the housing market collapsed are catching up with the banks that took on those risky loans in the first place. According to the AP, stocks of Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup, […]

Affordable Financial Services LTD Weekly Finance Review

Never did we see a more important dichotomy in the releases on the state of real estate in the past week. First, Standard and Poor’s released a report that stated it will take three years to clear the shadow inventory from the markets, though this number will vary widely based upon location. Three years of […]

New Home Sales Bounce Back in March

Recent government data showed that sales of new homes rose by 26.9% in March, breaking a four-month slump that was the result of both the sagging economy and the brutal snowstorms that blanketed much of the country. According to the data, 411,000 new homes were purchased in the month of March, up from February’s dismal […]