Case-Shiller Home Price Boom-and-Bust by City

Here’s an interesting way to look at the Case-Shiller home price indexes for the 20 cities they track via this story at the S&P Housing Views blog. In case you don’t immediately recognize the pattern based on where the city names appear, things get progressively worse as you move from the upper-right to the lower-left.

Scatter charts have always had a special appeal to me for some reason, maybe because you just don’t see them very often and, as a result, data portrayed this way seems unique somehow. In the graphic above, it’s clear to see that the cities most responsible for the housing boom and bust - Washington and Wall Street - have fared the best, seeing some of the biggest booms but only moderate busts (relatively speaking).


2 Responses to Case-Shiller Home Price Boom-and-Bust by City

  1. News June 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM #

    Great chart! Elites in DC and New York screwed up the rest of the county, then bailed themselves out. It’s pretty sad to look at places like Vegas. Those places would have been a lot better off the housing bubble did not happen.

  2. Ted S. June 9, 2012 at 5:12 AM #

    Pity the rustbelt - they skipped the boom and went straight to the bust…….