Tue December 28, 2010
The Two-Way

Home Prices 'Weaken Further'

Home prices decreased 1.3 percent across the nation's 20 major cities in October from September, according to the just-released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Prices were down 0.8 percent from a year earlier.

"There is no good news in October’s report. Home prices across the country continue to fall." David M. Blitzer,Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor's, says in the firm's report. "The trends we have seen over the past few months have not changed. The tax incentives are over and the national economy remained lackluster in October, the month covered by these data."

Keep in mind, though, other indicators released today show stronger-than-expected growth in consumer spending -- which could help give the economy a boost in coming months. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.