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Home prices rise in July, but may be on the verge of cooling off


Home prices may be turning lower

After rising steadily since January, home prices may now be turning lower again.

The latest read on home prices shows they hit another all-time high in July, rising 2.3% from the same month last year, according to Black Knight. That’s a bigger annual gain than the roughly 1% recorded in June, and August’s annual comparison will likely be even larger because prices began falling hard last August.

But prices weakened month to month, according to Black Knight. While still gaining, which they usually do at this time of year, the gains fell below their 25-year average. This after significantly outdoing their historical averages from February through June. It’s a signal that a slowdown in prices…


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