Home Prices Continue to Slide

Data released last week by Standard & Poor’s indicates the fourth quarter of 2011 started with broad-based declines in home prices. The 20-city composite of S&P’s closely watched Case-Shiller index was down 1.2 percent in October versus September, while the 10-city composite reading registered a 1.1 percent drop. Home prices fell in 19 of the …

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What’s in store for the housing market in 2012?

2011 was supposed to ratchet up steady, if not, robust growth in the US economy. However, several economic and geo-political events tripped up the economy during the year that have left would be home buyers dazed and confused about jumping into the housing market. Looking in the rearview mirror: 2011 Here’s what we know–2011 has …

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Five bright spots in real estate recession

The real estate market meltdown was much more severe and has lasted much longer than even the most bearish housing market observer would ever have predicted. Rather than values taking a dip, they’ve taken a double dip in many places; and the housing sector drama has infected the job market and the entire world’s economy. …

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Unemployment Rate Slips to 9.1%

After heading higher for three straight months, the nation’s unemployment rate declined to 9.1 percent in July, down from 9.2 percent in June, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The economy added 117,000 jobs last month. July’s numbers beat analysts’ forecasts. They were expecting the employers to add between 85,000 …

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