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Commentary: Headlines and Bottom Lines

One of the most interesting results of poring through economic data reports is that the details often tell a different story than the headline. Coverage of the recent report on housing permits and starts, for example, was dominated by the increases in both metrics, suggesting a revival of the housing sector, a response some analysts suggested is due to tight inventories of existing-single family homes on the market. However, a closer look revealed a more important phenomenon.

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RE/MAX: Hopeful Trends Continue, Inventory Still a Problem

RE/MAX's latest report shows home sales rose 0.9 percent month-over-month and 2.3 percent year-over-year. The median home price also increased, rising to $160,500--3.5 percent above January and 7.0 percent above February 2012. RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly said today's low prices and low interest rates create "an attractive combination that most of us will never see again in our lifetimes." Meanwhile, inventory remains a major concern as the spring selling season dawns.

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Trulia: Asking Prices Up 7.0% in February as Inventory Spiral Slows

National asking home prices have risen 7.0 percent year-over-year since bottoming out last February, Trulia revealed in its February Price Monitor Report. Seasonally adjusted, asking prices increased about 1.4 percent from January and 3.0 percent quarter-over-quarter, marking two post-recession highs. Nationally, inventory fell 23 percent year-over-year in February. Jed Kolko, Trulia's chief economist, explained that while falling inventory boosts prices, the relationship works both ways.

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Bay State Sales, Median Prices Rise in January

Single-family home sales in Massachusetts rose more than 10 percent year-over-year in January, according to new data from The Warren Group. Single-family sales reached 2,680--the highest January sales level since 2007, when there were 2,953 transactions. January 2012 single-family home sales were 2,436.

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