Pending Home Sales Index Rises Back Above 100

Low home prices and mortgage rates have combined to push home affordability to record levels nationwide. Home buyers are taking advantage. The Pending Home Sales Index rose 7 percent in November to rise to its highest level since April 2010, the last month of last year's home buyer tax credit program. ...

Nationally, Home Prices Off 18.3 Percent From April 2007 Peak

The government confirms what the private-sector Case-Shiller Index reported yesterday. Nationwide, average home values slipped in October. The Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index shows home values down 0.2% on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. October marks just the second time since April that home values fell month-over-month. The Case-Shiller...