Steep Declines in Home Prices Continued in April 2008 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices
Data through April 2008, released today by Standard & Poor’s for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show annual declines in the prices of existing single family homes across the United States continued to worsen in April 2008, with all 20 MSAs now posting annual declines, 13 of which are posting record low annual declines, and 10 of which are in double-digits.
From their peak prices for the 20 city composite are down -17.8%. On the positive side;
One possible bright side to the annual figures is that three
MSAs – Chicago, Cleveland and Denver – while still negative, showed some imprannual figures over those reported last month...
...Looking at the monthly statistics, eight areas were positive for the April-over-March reading.
The above chart shows all 20 cities in the survey. There are so many colours it's tough to see which city is which but I like to post it anyway just because it's a good piece of chart porn.