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April 30, 2024

S&P Dow Jones Indices has updated the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for February 2024.

Month over Month (February 2024 vs January 2024, seasonally adjusted)

S&P Dow Jones Indices reports that US national house prices, as measured by the S&P CoreLogic Case - Shiller Indices increased by 0.4% from the previous month. The 20-city and 10-city composite averages both were up 0.6% compared to January 2024.

Month-over-month housing prices increased for 19 of 20 major urban centres, with the largest gains in Chicago and Seattle. Tampa reported the only decline.


Year over year (February 2024 vs February 2023, seasonally adjusted)

In the year over year comparison, National US house prices increased 6.4% in February 2024. The 20-city composite average increased 7.3% while the 10-city composite grew 8.1%. Housing prices were up for all major urban centres. The largest gains were in San Diego, Detroit, and Chicago. The slowest gain was in Portland.


Year to date (January- February 2024 vs. January- February 2023, seasonally adjusted)

US national house prices rose by 6.2% in the first two months of 2024 when compared to the same period last year. The 20-city composite average was up 7.0% and the 10-city composite was up 7.7%.

Housing prices were up for all major urban centres. The largest gains were in San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Chicago. The slowest gain was in Portland.


Trends and Comparisons

After bottoming out in 2012, US house prices grew at a steady pace up to 2020 before accelerating from summer 2020 to summer 2022. US house prices declined from summer 2022 to January 2023. In 2023 and first two months of 2024, US house prices gradually increased and passed the peak of June 2022.

Canadian urban house price growth (measured by the Teranet-National Bank House Price Index) grew more rapidly starting in 2016 and accelerated again in 2020. However, in recent months, house price inflation in Canada has again grown more rapidly than in the US. Canada's 11-city composite house prices grew 5.5% year-over-year in March 2024.

After a long period of slow growth, house prices in Halifax started to accelerate from 2019 until May 2022. Following a period of fluctuations in early 2023, Halifax year-over-year resale price growth accelerated through the second half of the year. March 2024 resale prices increased 5.6% over a year ago.

The 20-City Composite Index includes Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington DC.

The 10-City Composite Index includes Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices,  retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

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