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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble…

Some experts now suggest the bubble is over. Is it finally a good time to buy a home? The perennial question has gained salience in this troubled economy. The answer depends, of course, on one’s view of home prices. Have they bottomed, or will they fall further? Continue reading

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Home Prices Rose Modestly in Second Quarter 2010

Broadly, across the country, home prices improved modestly in the Second Quarter of 2010. This was true against both the previous quarter, and against the same quarter a year ago. So stated the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index, in its latest, June report. Continue reading

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Did the Tax Credit Push Home Prices Down?

The tax credit certainly worked as intended to bolster home sales. Existing and new home sales, inventories and housing starts all showed big improvements in March and April — all the categories, that is, except home prices, which continued their month-to-month decline in most of the country. Continue reading

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Is This A Good Time to Buy a House?   Part 1:  Home Prices

Left:  Four S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices — Percent Change From a Year Ago Right:  Two S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices — Index History by Month The Mortgage Bankers Association released data this week suggesting that the national tide of foreclosures may … Continue reading

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August Home Prices Gain, Boston Among Leaders

Home price declines across the country continued to moderate in August, according to the latest release of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. This marks seven months of improvments in these statistics, beginning in early 2009. (See Home Prices chart.) “Broadly … Continue reading

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July Home Prices Declined More Slowly, Continuing Trend

Home price declines across the country continued to show a moderating trend in July, according to the latest release of the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. This marks approximately six months of improved readings in these statistics, beginning in early 2009. Continue reading

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