CoreLogic: Prices Tick Up, Sustainable in 2013

January 16, 2013

Another housing indicator is showing nationwide home prices moving up, with prices up 7.4 percent over year-ago levels, CoreLogic reports. That marks the biggest year-over-year increase since 2006. 

CoreLogic’s home price index includes sales prices of distressed properties, short sales, and bank-owned homes. 

When excluding distressed sales, home prices gained 6.7 percent in November year-over-year, according to CoreLogic.

Notably, some of the largest home price gains are in Arizona, Nevada and California -- places where investors continue to snap up properties to turn them into rentals. 

"For the first time in almost six years, most U.S. markets experienced sustained increases in home prices in 2012," says Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. "We still have a long way to go to return to 2005-2006 levels, but all signals currently point to a progressive stabilization of the housing market and the positive trend in home price appreciation to continue into 2013."

Source: “Home Prices Surge Despite Distress,” (Jan. 15, 2013)

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