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NAR: End of 2012 Sees Gains in Prices, Sales, Affordability

According to the NAR, the depleting share of lower-priced homes is contributing to price growth as distressed sales--foreclosures and short sales--diminish. The association found the national median price for an existing single-family home rose to $178,900 in Q4, up 10 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase marks the biggest year-over-year gain since the fourth quarter of 2005, when the median price was up 13.6 percent. Existing-home sales improved as well in Q4, rising to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.90 million.

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Analysts Address Imbalance Between Starts, New Sales

While some take it as a good sign that housing starts are again on the rise and construction is making a small comeback, some might cautiously wonder if the market is ready to handle an increase in construction and if we aren't headed for a repeat of the overbuilding that contributed to the past housing boom and bust. The Census Bureau reports new home sales have risen 9 percent over the past year, while housing starts have risen by a much higher 37 percent. However, Capital Economics insists the imbalance is actually not unusual.

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