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CoreLogic Home Price Index Posts Best Month in Six Years

By Peter Ricci Home prices rose 6.3 percent year-over-year in October according to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, which is the biggest yearly increase since June 2006 and the eighth consecutive month of yearly increases. This is the second...

Residential Construction Boosts Construction Spending by 3 Percent in October

By Peter Ricci Construction spending, on the strength of the residential construction market, rose 1.4 percent from September to October and 9.6 percent from October 2011, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. It was another positive...

U.S. Home Prices Up for Sixth Consecutive Month

By Kerri Ann Panchuk U.S. home prices rose 3.6 percent in the third quarter when compared to year ago levels, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Prices studied from the national composite index also rose 2.2...

NAR: Pending Home Sales Index Rises 13.2 Percent

By Peter Ricci The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking measure of real estate activity from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that tracks contract signings, rose 13.2 percent year-over-year in October, hitting its highest mark since March 2007 and...

HousingPulse Survey Finds First-Time Homebuyers Missing Out

By Peter Ricci First-time homebuyers have always played an integral role in the housing market, but the latest HousingPulse Survey from Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance has found that they may be missing out on the housing recovery. After surveying 2,500 agents...

New Single-Family Home Sales Rise 17.2 Percent in October

By Peter Ricci New single-family home sales increased 17.2 percent year-over-year in October, according to the latest joint report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Although sales were down 0.3 percent from September to October, as...

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