Moderating Home Prices May Turn the Tide for Would-be Buyers

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The CoreLogic Home Price Index puts the annual rate of appreciation nationally at 4.7 percent in December and the gain from November 2018 to December at 0.1 percent. All states but Louisiana and North Dakota had price increases over the 12 months ended in December 2018. The highest rates were in Idaho at 11.7 percent, Nevada at 10.8 percent, and Utah, 8.7 percent. Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist noted that price increases have been moderating. “Higher mortgage rates slowed home sales and price growth during the second half of 2018. Annual price growth peaked in March and averaged 6.4 percent during the first six months of the year. In the second half of 2018, growth moderated to 5.2 percent. For 2019, we are forecasting an average annual price growth of 3.4 percent.” The CoreLogic…(read more)

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