"The housing market is only getting worse, according to the latest report from S&P Case/Shiller released Tuesday.The S&P/Case-Shiller report shows the Washington metropolitan area with a -7.8% YOY price change.
Home prices were down 8.4 percent in November compared with last year in its 10-city index, a record low. The 20-city index also fell 7.7 percent.
The Case/Shiller report compares same-home sale prices. The industry considers it to be one of the most accurate snapshots of housing prices.
Previously, the largest year-over-year decline on record was 6.3 percent in April 1991. The November report marked the 11th consecutive month of negative returns for the index, and twenty-four months of decelerating returns".