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Home Prices Up 13.3% Year-Over-Year

Nov. 27, 2013
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Home prices are up 13.3% over the same period last year, according to new data from the S&P Case-Shiller index. The index, which measures single-family home prices in 20 metro markets, showed the highest year-over-year gain since February 2006. Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors, tells USA Today that the new data is a… Read more


U.S. Home Prices Gain Most Since Early 2006

Oct. 31, 2013
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U.S. home prices rose in August from a year earlier at the fastest pace since February 2006–the peak of the housing bubble– according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report. The 20-City Composite Home Price Index showed home prices rose 12.8% price, exceeding economists’ expectations. All 20 markets posted positive annual increases, with 13 logging double-digit gains. Las Vegas and California continue… Read more


U.S. Home Prices Continue Climbing

Aug. 28, 2013
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Home prices continue to increase nationwide, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index for the nation’s largest 20 cities. Prices rose 12.1% year over year in June, marking the fourth consecutive month of double-digit gains. All 20 cities of the index posted gains on  a monthly and annual basis. However, only six cities saw prices… Read more


U.S. Home Prices Up 12.1% In April

Jun. 4, 2013
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Last week, we reported that the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index showed a 10.9% jump in U.S. home prices in March — the biggest year-over-year gain in nearly seven years. Now, another report shows an even bigger jump in home prices across the U.S., especially in Western states. CoreLogic‘s latest home price index showed home prices up 12.1%… Read more


Home Prices See Biggest Increase In 7 Years

Mar. 26, 2013
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The latest S&P Case-Shiller index shows home prices jumping 8.1% in January, marking the biggest year-over-year increase in prices since June 2006. “This marks the highest increase since the housing bubble burst,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. The index, which tracks the 20 largest markets in the… Read more


Home Prices See Biggest Monthly Gain Since 2006

Sep. 5, 2012
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Industry analytics company CoreLogic released its July Home Price Index today, and the data supports what we’ve been saying here on The Agency Blog: home prices are on the rise. CoreLogic reports that nationwide home prices increased by 3.8 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011. This marks the biggest year-over-year increase since August 2006. CoreLogic also found that home… Read more


New Report: U.S. Home Prices Rise Sharply This Spring

Aug. 28, 2012
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A new industry report from Standard and Poor’s finds that the housing market has made a significant turn for the better, and will continue to do so. The S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index, which covers more than 80% of the housing market in the U.S., jumped 6.9% this spring compared to the first three months of 2012. National… Read more


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