El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2008
VisualCalc, a provider of web-based analysis software, today announced the availability of a new interactive dashboard for monitoring and analyzing housing data. The VisualCalc Housing Dashboard enables the monitoring and analysis of key U.S. housing market trends and statistics. This new dashboard can be accessed via the following link: http://www.visualcalc.com/Housing.
The VisualCalc Housing Dashboard transforms detailed, complex housing data into interactive, easy-to-interpret graphs and charts -- called indicators -- that highlight important U.S. housing trends, including home prices, home price indexes, homeowner and rental vacancy rates, home sales, and interest rates. Most of these indicators can display data at the national, regional, or state level. These indicators help users spot trends that otherwise might go undetected or unnoticed. For example, some of these indicators show that:
- The 18-month U.S. home price index actually increased in February 2008, the first monthly increase since June 2007.
- Despite market softness, average U.S. home sales prices still reached an all-time high in 2007, at $312,300.
- The slow-down in U.S. home sales is dramatic -- 775,000 homes were sold in 2007, down from 1,050,000 in 2006 and 1,282,000 in 2005.
The specific indicators that are contained in the VisualCalc Housing Dashboard include:
- Average annual home prices since 1963.
- Average annual home price changes since 1963.
- Quarterly price index since 1965.
- Home sales and homes on the market for each year since 1973.
- Annual interest rates since 1971 for a variety of loan types.
- Quarterly rental and homeowner vacancy rates since 1965.
With a simple point-and-click, users can filter and drill-down into each of these indicators to customize their view of the data. For example, users may want to focus on a particular region or state, or compare two areas against one another.
"The VisualCalc Housing Dashboard provides a visual, interactive view into the current state of the U.S. housing market," said Amit Mazumdar, founder and CEO of VisualCalc. "Obviously, this is very topical area right now, and this tool can help everyday users make sense of the current trends."
Organizations that track or communicate housing data are welcome to include the VisualCalc Housing Dashboard link (http://www.visualcalc.com/Housing) on their websites free of charge.
Once they link into this dashboard, users can also access other VisualCalc public dashboards, including a dashboard focused on 2008 Presidential primary results that was introduced in March 2008.
VisualCalc (http://www.visualcalc.com) provides easy, affordable, web-based analysis software that helps companies of all sizes grow and manage their business. Since its founding in 2000, VisualCalc has been focused on its vision of making the analysis of complex data accessible to the everyday user. VisualCalc's unique combination of technology and expertise helps consumers and businesses alike analyze complex data quickly and easily, resulting in better, faster decisions. VisualCalc's analysis software includes two categories of products: 1) VisualCalc Calculators, which companies provide to their customers to help them quickly and easily evaluate their products and services, and 2) VisualCalc Dashboards, which help companies monitor and manage their business. VisualCalc is a privately held company headquartered in El Dorado Hills, California.