Home prices signal recovery may be here

Home prices signal recovery may be here The S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index, which covers more than 80 percent of the housing market in the United States, climbed 6.9 percent in the three months ended June 30 compared to the first three months of 2012. Making sense of the story Two other key indexes covered …

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Housing Markets Becoming Less Saturated with REOs

Housing Markets Becoming Less Saturated with REOs The nation’s REO stock fell 0.6 percent in May to 524,000 properties, according to analysis released by Barclays Capital. In addition, the research firm estimates that housing’s shadow inventory – which Barclays defines as the supply of homes that are 90 or more days delinquent or in the …

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