Case-Shiller Home Price Index
What it is:
The Case-Shiller Home Pricerefers to a set of indices released by Standard and Poor's that tracks changes in the value of residential real .
How it works (Example):
There are several "Case-Shiller" indices to track changes in a variety of markets. Separation allows tracking of the national home price, a 20-city composite, a 10-city composite, as well as 20 individual metropolitan areas.
The numbers are calculated monthly by following repeat sales of single-family homes. Statistics are released after a two month lag on the last Tuesday of every month.