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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 »

Home Price Increase Exceeds Experts' Forecasts

NEW YORK -- U.S. home prices picked up in April for the third month in a row, the latest indication a recovery in the housing market is gaining traction. But in a sign of the struggles still facing the broader economy, separate data on Tuesday showed consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in five months in June as... Continue Reading »

No Joke: Home Prices Rising, Some Indexes Say

Amid glimmers of a housing recovery, home prices continue to cast a pall over the real estate market. Even with a rise in home sales and new construction, traditional indexes tell us that home prices continue to slide, suggesting that the housing market still hasn't truly hit bottom. But other evidence suggests the... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Fall for 4th Straight Month

Home prices nationwide fell 4.3 percent year-over-year in the month of November, according to analytics firm CoreLogic in its November Home Price Index. Santa Ana, Calif.-based CoreLogic said home prices declined 1.4 percent from October to November, making it the fourth consecutive monthly decline. When excluding... Continue Reading »

Home Prices Stumble After 5 Months of Gains

WASHINGTON -- U.S. home prices are falling again in most major cities after posting small gains over the summer and spring, the latest evidence that the troubled housing market won't recover any time soon. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday showed prices dropped in September from August in 17 of... Continue Reading »

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