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Items Tagged with 'Home Price'


Case-Shiller: Home prices maintain steady pace, grow 4.9%

"Home prices and housing continue to show strength"
Home prices across the country continued to rise in September, maintaining a health pace toward normalization. Zillow Chief Economist commented on the report saying that the index continued to grow at a consistent pace as the summer came to a close, and in line with more recent data that continues to show stabilization in the U.S. housing market.
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Zillow: Yes, owning a home beats renting but there are still challenges

Especially for first-time buyers, Millennials
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the biggest barriers to homeownership is a down payment. While there are plenty of misconceptions behind what goes into a down payment, it doesn’t change the fact that there are some real challenges in the process. New research from Zillow puts numbers behind the issue.
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Gap between what homeowners and appraisers think is improving

Quicken Loans: Marks the second month the gap narrowed
For the second consecutive month, the spread has tightened between average home appraisals and what homeowners think their house will appraise for. Quicken Loans added that while it’s too early to call it a trend, it is encouraging to see the gap between the estimates homeowners provide and the appraised values starting to narrow.
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CoreLogic: Home prices up 6.4% in September

Prices continue to remain stable
While home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 6.4% in September 2015 compared with a year ago, Sam Khater, deputy chief economist for CoreLogic, explained that this is once again good news for the company given past home price results.
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Home prices rise 0.3% in August, up 5.6% since January

National HPI just 5.3% off June 2006 peak
Home prices were up 0.3% for the month, according to the August house price index from Black Knight Financial Services. This puts national home prices up 5.6% since the beginning of the year and 27% since the bottom of the market at the start of 2012.
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Affordability squeeze threatens ongoing growth in California

Buyers and investors may start looking to other regions
A California cooling effect could put a freeze on nationwide appreciation and a sustained housing recovery. Once interest rates do rise, this new report says that California's housing market will only get worse.
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