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Home prices, 1953–2012

Note: Data are quarterly and extend from the first quarter of 1953 through the first quarter of 2012. Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source:  Shiller (2012)

Updated August 24, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Home price data are from Robert Shiller, of Yale University, who publishes a quarterly series of home price data, which was featured in his book Irrational Exuberance ( The home price index is set to 1997Q1=100.


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