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The Week Ahead: Following Home Price Trends

On Tuesday, April 24, S&P Indices will release the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI) at 9 a.m. EST. The latest data will measure home price changes across the country for February.

The index is a leading measure of U.S. residential real estate prices, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions. In March, the data released for January showed that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 6.2 percent annual gain in January, down from 6.3 percent in the previous month. The 10-City Composite annual increase remained unchanged from the previous month at 6 percent and the 20-City Composite was up from 6.3 percent in the previous month.

Here’s what else is in store for The Week Ahead:

  • Chicago National Fed Activity Index, Monday, 8:30 a.m. EST
  • NAR Existing Home Sales, Monday, 10 a.m. EST
  • FHFA House Price Index, Tuesday, 9 a.m. EST
  • First American RHPI, Wednesday, 8 a.m. EST
  • MBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. EST
  • Census Bureau: New Home Sales, Thursday, 7 a.m. EST
  • Fed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EST
  • GDP First Quarter Estimates, Friday, 8:30 a.m. EST

About Author: Radhika Ojha

Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and editor. A former Online Editor and currently a reporter for MReport, she is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her master’s degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas.

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