A "sale pending" sign outside a home in Bath, Maine, in July.
September 27, 2011 But the housing sector is "still far from a sustained recovery," according to economists who produce the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller index.
A sold sign in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday earlier this month.
August 30, 2011 Spring buying helped nudge the S&P/Case-Shiller index higher. Prices were flat or on the rise in all 20 major metropolitan areas where data are collected.
June 9, 2011 file photo: a "sold" sign in Seattle.
June 28, 2011 While welcome news, it's too soon to say whether the ailing housing market is on the mend.
When the housing bubble burst, many homes went into foreclosure — further depressing prices.
May 31, 2011 There's confirmation now that the housing market has taken a "double dip" and that prices are down to mid-2002 levels, the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller report says.
Signs of the times: in Miami on Feb. 11.
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April 26, 2011 "There is very little, if any, good news about housing," says David M. Blitzer, who oversees the widely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report.
March 29, 2011 "The housing market recession is not yet over," says Standard & Poor's economist David Blitzer.
A home for sale in Jackson, Miss., earlier this month.
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December 28, 2010 Home prices decreased 1.3 percent across the nation's 20 major cities in October from September, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Prices were down 0.8 percent from a year earlier.
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