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U.S. Home Prices Continue To Climb In Nov.

U.S. single-family home prices rose in November, building on a string of gains that point to a housing market that is on the mend, data from the closely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Index showed on Tuesday. Prices in the 20 cities rose 5.5 percent year over year.

U.S. Home Prices Rise in October From a Year Ago

US home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes. Higher prices show the housing market is improving even as it moves into the more dormant fall and winter sales period.

Home Prices Rose in 20 Major U.S. Cities in July

Home prices kept rising in July across the United States, buoyed by greater sales and fewer foreclosures. National home prices increased 1.2 percent in July, compared to the same month last year.

KB Home: Why This Homebuilder Will Never Be Great Again

Most homebuilders saw their shares pop higher Tuesday after heavyweight Lennar released better-than-expected quarterly numbers -- but not KB Home. In fact, its shares actually fell. Here's why KB isn't invited to the housing recovery party.

Home Prices Fell in January in Most US Cities

Home prices fell in January for a fifth straight month in most major U.S. cities, as modest sales increases have yet to boost prices. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index released Tuesday showed that prices dropped in January from December in 16 of 19 cities tracked.

Consumer Confidence Up in February

A private research group says that consumer confidence in February rose dramatically from last month to the highest level since a year ago when the U.S. economy's outlook started to look brighter before souring again. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 70.8, up from a revised 61.5 in January, helped by consumers' improving assessment of the job market. Analysts had expected a reading of 63. The February reading marks the highest level since February 2011 when it was 72.0.

Survey: Home Prices Down in Most Major US Cities

U.S. home prices are falling again in most major cities after posting small gains over in the summer and spring, the latest evidence that the troubled housing market won't recover any time soon. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index shows prices dropped in September from August in 17 of the 20 cities tracked.

Three Key Rules for Today's Housing Market

Some recent reports on the real estate market show home prices starting to stabilize in many areas. Other data suggests the housing market has further to fall. But whichever direction the national numbers are heading, there are few tenets that smart buyers and sellers should always follow.

Housing's Long and Winding Road to Recovery

Home prices are falling again nearly nationwide, but the pace of sales is starting to pick up in recent months. Overall, it seems clear that the worst of the housing debacle has passed. It's just that the U.S. remains on a slow, grinding track back to housing health.

U.S. Home Prices Slip Again, Reviving Talk of a Double Dip

U.S. home prices in 20 major cities fell a worse-than-expected 0.7% in September, Case-Shiller said, as home-buyer demand ebbed with the approaching September 30 closing deadline for the home buyer tax credit. Further, low demand from buyers suggests continued home price weakness heading into 2011 until the large inventory of unsold homes is reduced.

10 Signs the U.S. Economy Is Still on Shaky Ground

It has been two years since Lehman Brothers went under, sparking the Great Recession. While the banks have done surprisingly well in past two years, the economy is still struggling to recover and millions remain out of work. Here are 10 charts of key economic indicators to watch.

Home Prices Slip, and Some Markets Hit New Lows

Home prices declined slightly in January from last year, but the pace of the price declines has slowed, according to S&P/Case-Shiller's Home Price Indices, a monthly report that monitors residential home prices in 20 metro areas across the U.S..

Double Dip in Home Prices Likely in 2010

Overall U.S. home values declined again in the fourth quarter of 2009. And while prices in some markets appear to have hit bottom, values are slipping again in many parts of the country, even in some areas that had seen several months of gains.

October Home Prices Offer Hope and Caution

The rate of decline for house prices has stalled, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Index of home sale prices in 20 U.S. cities. The report for October shows prices in 13 cities remained almost flat. Seven had month-over-month gains, and all 20 continue to show improvement on a year-over-year basis. Still, the worst may not be over yet.