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Report: Forces Behind Price Gains Won’t Last

Though Radar Logic's home price index continued to see strong gains in March, the firm says there are several signs that the trend won't last, the main one being the issue of limited supply. According to Radar Logic, the three supply constraints that will ease with rising prices are low and negative equity, seller psychology, and building activity, all of which are just temporary factors that will fade as the market continues to pick up steam. Once these "unorthodox" market forces fade, demand will also cease, the report says.

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LPS Price Index Up 2.9% in Q1

Lender Processing Services' (LPS) Home Price Index (HPI) averaged $213,000 in March, an increase of 1.4 percent month-over-month and 7.6 percent year-over-year.

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NAHB: Home Affordability Little Changed in Q1

The most recent Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Wells Fargo shows home affordability slipping slightly in the first quarter. According to the index, 73.7 percent of new and existing-homes sold in the first quarter of this year were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income, a decline from 74.9 percent in Q4 2012. Despite the decrease, NAHB Chairman Rick Judson noted the HOI has still stayed high over the past four years.

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