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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.
Panel Discussion Introduction: "What Should an Effective Regional Housing Data System Look Like and How Can We Get There?" | Dr. Todd Swanstrom, Des Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, University of Missouri—St. Louis (21:12)