Number of ‘Improving’ Housing Markets Nearly Doubles

The number of housing markets showing measurable improvement nearly doubled in January, with the addition of 40 new metros to the Improving Markets Index put out by First American and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index tracks housing markets that are showing signs of improving economic health based on three independent datasets …

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2012 Housing Market Prediction by CoreLogic

Two prominent home-price indices continued to show declines in September and October, with one outlook indicating no more than flat growth in the next two years. A home-price index report from loan data aggregator Lender Processing Services showed the national average sales price for single-family homes fell 4.4 percent year over year and 1.2 percent …

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RE/MAX Reports Steady Housing Prices, Declining Sales

The monthly RE/MAX National Housing Report, released Friday, shows housing prices remaining relatively stable, with sales still experiencing some declines. The survey of 54 metropolitan areas shows that November sales were 4.9 percent below October sales, and 25.9 percent below sales for November 2009. But because the losses were much smaller than recorded from September …

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