The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas decreased 3.1% in January 2010 on top of a decrease of 2.4% for December. Analysts noted the weakening home prices posted the sixth consecutive monthly decline with no real hope in sight for the near future. The data confirms the housing market recession is not yet over, and none of the statistics are indicating any form of sustained recovery. At most, the statistics are bouncing along their troughs; at worst, the feared double-dip recession may be materializing. Washington DC appears to be the only market that has weathered the recent storm.