Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Home Prices In Las Vegas Drop Following National Trend

Home Prices Drop The Most In 16 Years

Following Is From Marketwatch:

Home prices in 10 major U.S. cities dropped at the fastest pace in 16 years during the 12 months ending in April, according to Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday.

Home prices in the 10 cities fell 2.7% on a year-over-year basis, the largest decline since September 1991. Meanwhile, prices in 20 cities dropped a record 2.1% year over year.

Price appreciation has slowed for 17 consecutive months. Nationally, prices have doubled since 2000.

Fourteen of the 20 cities showed falling prices in the past year, led by Detroit (down 9.3%), San Diego (down 6.7%) and Washington (down 5.7%). Seattle had the largest price gains over the past year at 9.6%, while prices are up 7% in Charlotte, N.C., and 6.4% in Portland, Ore.

"No region is immune to weakening price returns," said Robert Shiller, chief economist for MacroMarkets LLC and the co-creator of the index. Even in regions such as the Pacific Northwest or the Southeast, where prices are still rising, the gains have been slowing.

Las Vegas is down 0.8% in April, down 3% year-on-year.


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