Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Asha Bangalore tells it like it is!
The [Case Schiller Index] index is now 30.7% down from its peak in mid-2006, with average home prices now at similar levels to where they were in the third quarter of 2003, S&P said. For the second consecutive month, prices in Phoenix showed the largest annual falls (35.2%), followed by Las Vegas (31.7%) and San Francisco (31%). "It confirms information we've seen from that home prices are probably stabilising at low levels," commented Asha Bangalore, economist at Northern Trust in Chicago.