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Home Prices Rise More Than Forecast in January

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK -- U.S. single-family home prices rose in January and slightly beat expectations, a closely watched survey said Tuesday. The S&P/Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 0.8 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis. A Reuters poll of... Continue Reading »

U.S. Home Prices Fall Amid Brutal Winter Cold

Gene J. Puskar/AP By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index declined 0.1 percent from November to December, matching the... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Post Best Yearly Increase Since 2006

U.S. single-family home prices rose in January, starting the year with the biggest annual increase in 6½ years in a fresh sign that the housing market recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 1 percent... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Increase in Most Major U.S. Cities

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Home prices increased in September in most major U.S. cities, more evidence of a housing recovery that is providing a lift to the fragile economy. Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller reported Tuesday that its 20-city index of home prices rose 3 percent in September compared with the... Continue Reading »

Real Home Price Recovery Not Expected Until Spring

By Les Christie NEW YORK -- Even though home prices are rebounding in some parts of the country, the overall housing market won't start turning the corner until next spring, according to the latest forecast based on the Fiserv Case-Shiller indices. The forecast, which tracks 384 markets, predicts that nationwide home... Continue Reading »

U.S. Home Prices Up 2.2% in May

By Les Christie In a sign that the U.S. housing market is recovering, home prices rose for the second straight month in May, according to an industry report issued Tuesday. Home prices climbed 2.2 percent compared with a month earlier, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index. Prices are still off... Continue Reading »

Homebuying Contracts Match Their Highest Rate in 2 Years

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON -- Americans signed more contracts to buy previously occupied homes in May, matching the fastest pace in two years. The increase suggests that home sales will rise this summer and the modest housing recovery will continue. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its... Continue Reading »

Double Dip for Housing -- Or Is It an Extended Single Dip?

Is the housing market experiencing a double dip? It depends who you ask. The latest data on home prices, including the influential Case-Shiller Index, indicates that values are falling again in almost every market across the nation. Then again, the Commerce Department recently reported that the sales of newly constructed... Continue Reading »

Housing Market Wavers From Bad to Good

The housing market seems only to get worse these days. Or is it actually improving? The current indicators are often confusing. Joseph Lazzaro of our sister site,, sorts through the contradictory housing data to explain what's really going on. The latest U.S. housing data contain both disappointing and... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Lose Momentum in 3rd Quarter

Home prices didn't get the boost they needed in September, which is bad news for the housing market as whole. The national home price index fell 2.0 percent in the third quarter of 2010, after experiencing a 4.7 percent increase in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price... Continue Reading »

Double Dip in Housing? Depends on What You Mean by Double Dip

When the International Monetary Fund warned of a potential double dip in the housing market last week, it raised the question yet again of what would constitute a double dip, and how will it affect homeowners? The IMF pointed to the fact that, while signs of recovery are stronger than expected, the backlog in foreclosures... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Little Changed

Home prices have started to tread water. The Case-Shiller Index, one of the most-quoted measures of the housing boom and bust, barely moved in October compared to September. That's good news considering that last winter, from October through March, the 20-city index fell more than 2 percent a month. Stability is a huge... Continue Reading »

Brighter Future for Downtown Chicago Condos

Looking for a condo in the Windy City? You'll pay, on average, 9 percent less today for a condo in downtown Chicago than you would have in 2007. But the deals won't last forever, according to local experts. Continue Reading »

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