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Home Prices Increase 0.3% in November

Home prices edged up again in November as markets across the nation climbed a little closer to their pre-crash peaks--and others pushed up past them. The latest Home Price Index (HPI) report from Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS) shows prices rising in November to a national index value of $232,000, up 0.3 percent from October. Coming out strong were Texas and Colorado, which climbed to $186,000 and $257,000, respectively--well above the levels they experienced during last decade's bubble.

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Freezing Conditions Keep Competition Down in December

According to Redfin's most recent Real-Time Bidding Wars report, 52.0 percent of offers made by the company's agents faced competition last month, down from 52.8 percent in November and 62.4 percent a year earlier. Competition plummeted in the Northeast, which experienced "[p]articularly frosty weather" in the year's final month. Instances of competing offers dropped most in Boston and Baltimore, falling 19.7 and 13.5 percentage points, respectively.

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