A new report from Clear Capital find that quarter-over-quarter home prices remained flat, posting a slight a 0.3 percent increase, down from the 0.6 percent quarterly increase reported last month. Moreover, quarterly price movements have become more aligned across the four regions within the U.S., with only 2.0 percentage points separating the highest performing region (Midwest at 1.2 percent) and the lowest performing region (West at -0.8 percent). Concerning metro areas, the report found the Atlanta MSA bucked the nationwide trend of stability, posting a -9.7 percent drop in prices quarter-over-quarter. “The overall market stability in this month’s report gives me hope that housing markets are settling after a very turbulent two years,” says Dr. Alex Villacorta, Director of Research and Analytics at Clear Capital. “With only a one percent drop in national home prices since January and virtually no change in prices over the last six months, strong evidence suggests the big swings that many market participants are accustomed to could become a thing of the past.
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