Home Prices Have Been Rising for Three Months

Home Prices Have Been Rising for Three Months: Report Standard & Poor’s reported Tuesday that it’s closely watched Case-Shiller index declined in January for the fifth straight month. But according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), that’s stale news and doesn’t reflect what’s actually happening in the market right now. In fact, the independent …

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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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More Californians able to afford homes

Lower home prices and interest rates led to an increase in home affordability in the third quarter, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® reported. Making sense of the story: The percentage of California households that could afford to purchase a median-priced home of $292,120 rose to 52 percent in the third quarter, up from 51 percent …

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Clear Capital Reports Sudden and Dramatic Drop in U.S. Home Prices

Clear Capital issued a market alert Friday after identifying what the company called a “dramatic change” in U.S. home prices. The valuation firm’s index is showing a 5.9 percent two-month drop in home prices through September and October, representing a magnitude and speed of decline not seen since March 2009, the height of the housing …

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