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Case-Shiller December: Home Prices Fall -3.1%

The headline 20-city housing decline of 3.1% in the Case-Shiller index appears to be right in line with what analysts were expecting. On a sequential basis, home prices fell 0.2%, which Robert Shiller attributes entirely to seasonal behavior (via CNBC) Once again, we get evidence that there's no national housing market, as some cities like New York continue to fall sequentially, while Las Vegas is bouncing back a little. The other big theme: If you're waiting for the market to come "back," then you're going to have to wait for years. We'll add the full release and charts once it's out, however the bottom line is that this isn't a market-moving report. (And it's actually been awhile since a Case-Shiller report had a big impact). Futures are where they were before the report hit.