U.S. home prices rose 5.9% in 2012

01/22/2013 | MarketWatch · USA Today · Banker & Tradesman (Boston)

House prices in the U.S. climbed almost as much in 2012 as they did at the peak of the housing bubble and are set to keep increasing at a slightly slower pace this year, according to Zillow. Prices gained 5.9% compared with 2011 and are forecast to rise an additional 3.3% this year, the firm said. The National Association of Realtors said existing homes sold in 2012 increased 9.2% compared with 2011, reaching their highest level in five years.

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