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Surging Home Prices

Will Americans continue to pursue their dream of owning a home despite rising home prices? A report analyses buyer sentiments and housing values.

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Prices Continue Their Climb

New data shows home prices are nearly 50 percent higher than 2011’s numbers. Is there an end in sight? And what does it mean for housing affordability?

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Prices are Up, But So is Affordability

Home prices may be up across the nation—and setting record highs, at that—but affordability is actually up at the moment. What’s causing this increase in homebuying power? An Index released today may have the answers we’re looking for.

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The Price of Living in America’s Top Neighborhoods

According to new analysis, it costs significantly more to live in the country’s most popular neighborhoods—which are scattered across the West Coast and Southern U.S. But exactly how much more do homes run in these areas? The numbers might surprise you.

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Home Prices Down in Nine Major Cities

A new report shows that not all major U.S. markets are basking in escalating home prices. Nine metros are actually seeing median prices drop. Metros in Texas and the South comprise all but two of those markets.

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Gap Widens Between Most, Least Expensive Cities

Home price appreciation rates are pretty disparate across the nation, according to a new report released on Friday. In fact, while 16 percent of U.S. markets saw housing prices jump 40 percent since the year 2000, another 30 percent of cities actually saw prices decline over the same period. Nominally, prices rose in 97 out of the nation’s 100 biggest metro areas last year. A result of high demand and tightening supply, affordability is on the downslope, too. According to the report, about 19 million U.S. households spent more than half of their annual incomes on housing in 2015.

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Steep Price Jumps Can’t Keep Buyers Down

The ever-climbing housing prices don’t seem to be holding buyers back. In fact, according to recent data, three of the nation’s biggest cities—Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.—are all seeing steep sales inclines over the year. New data shows sales volume in Baltimore is up 10.2 percent since last May—a jump of more than $1.2 billion. In Washington, D.C., volume’s up 7 percent over the year, or $3.1 billion, and in Chicago, sales transactions rose 6.2 percent for the year. Days-on-market is another stat that has steep increase as of late. In Chicago, it fell from 87 to 77 over the year, while in Baltimore and D.C., it dropped to 19 and 10 days. Baltimore’s 19 days-on-market is the lowest monthly level the city’s seen in 10 years.

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