June 2, 2011
While publicly available data can provide valuable information on broad housing market conditions in the St. Louis region, these sources do not pinpoint regional, county, or neighborhood house-price trends. Even expensive proprietary data may not be satisfactory. Additionally, it does not help that the most widely followed housing indices in the U.S., the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, do not include the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA.)
To this end, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Public Policy Research Center of the University of Missouri—St. Louis recently held a first-of-its-kind housing data conference targeted specifically for the St. Louis MSA at the St. Louis Fed's Gateway Conference Center.
Q&A | Dr. William Emmons, assistant vice president and economist, St. Louis Fed (8:46)