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Median home price in October increases to highest since Sept. 2008

RealtyTrac: High level still 19% below 2006 peak; growth slowing
Trey Garrison
Price appreciation slowed in more than half the major metro markets, but 20 of them reached a new post-recession high. Here's what that means going forward for housing.
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Home prices dropped in September for the first time since January

Black Knight: Drop was miniscule but present
Trey Garrison
At the national level, Black Knight’s September home price index reports that U.S. home prices were down slightly in September - the first time any decrease had been observed since January 2014.
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PropertyRadar: Spring could bring hope for California homebuyers

Median home prices remain unchanged
Brena Swanson
The median price of a California home in October remained unchanged from September, reaffirming a continuous trend of flat price increases and potentially paving the way for a better spring homebuying season.
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Freddie Mac: 5 game-changing predictions for 2015

Interest rates to hit 5.5% in 2016
Brena Swanson
According to a new report, the U.S. economy is well poised to sustain about a 3% growth rate for 2015. As a result, here are five predictions for the housing market in 2015, including where interest rates will go and whether or not home sales will increase.
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FNC: Home prices slightly drop in September

Reverses 30-month rising streak
Brena Swanson
Home prices finally reversed a 30-month rising streak and declined in September despite strong home sales and continued labor-market improvement.
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Housing affordability slips in third quarter

NAHB: Prices up, interest rates down
Trey Garrison
Firming home prices in markets across the country contributed to a slight dip in nationwide housing affordability in the third quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.
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Zillow: Housing won’t normalize for at least 3 years

“The only real cure-all is time”
Brena Swanson
“We’ve reached a point in the recovery where the only real cure-all is time,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “The market remains very challenging for younger, first-time homebuyers who face an uphill battle saving for a down payment, qualifying for a mortgage and finding an affordable home to buy.”
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Goldman Sachs: Do these charts show housing heading for a bubble?

Analysts give their take on the risk in housing and equity markets
Trey Garrison
In a note to clients, Goldman Sachs looks at asset prices in housing and equity markets, given that equity markets are back at near-historic highs and some are sounding the alarm about a potential housing bubble.
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Capital Economics: Housing weakness really in the rearview?

Home price growth is slowing, but signs point to coming pick up
Trey Garrison
The month-on-month increase in house prices in September suggests that the housing market is putting the very weak mid-year period behind it, according to a client note from Capital Economics.
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Local housing markets outpace national numbers

Drilling down into September's numbers
Trey Garrison
Both unit sales and median sales prices averaged growth in the mid-single digits for the month of September, and inventory levels continue to be constrained at just above four months' supply, according to a client note from Sterne Agee analysts Jay McCanless and Annie Worthman.
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