Sunday, December 28, 2008

Case-Shiller Futures added to Home Price Charting Application

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices Futures quotes are now included in the charts and data tables in the Lightsblue Home Price Charting Application. This data indicates where buyers of futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange foresee the housing market going in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. This information is updated daily.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Case-Shiller Home Price Charting and Visualization Application

My family has been in the market for a house for several years now. A home in Boston is a huge investment, so naturally I've been curious about where home prices are headed. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices measure home prices calculated from data on repeat sales of single family homes. Until recently, at the end of each month I would download the numbers in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, and manually chart and analyze the data. Finally, a couple of weekends ago I developed a simple Flex Application that uses the Advanced Data Visualization Framework to generate line graphs of home prices relative to 2000, month over month changes, and year over year changes.

So go check out the Lightsblue Home Price Application.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to the Lightsblue Home Price Feed, which will be updated when new features or data is added. The latest Case-Shiller home price data is currently published the last Tuesday of every month by S&P.