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U.S. House Prices Should Generally Rise Going Forward, But Not Without Some Dips Jul 12
Standard & Poors, July 2012
U.S. home prices started to rise in recent months, and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects this to continue into the summer, given the seasonal trends of the past few years. We don't expect this rise to be uninterrupted, however. Prices will likely dip again later this year as newly foreclosed properties reach the market, and then pick up again slightly next year. Looking at the big picture, the U.S. economy is growing too slowly to have any boosting effect on the housing market at this time. Economic factors, such as weak employment growth and the Euro debt crisis, could somewhat thwart the housing recovery. Additionally, the U.S. fiscal cliff could be a key risk if Congress does not reach...
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