Housing Market: Not Dead Yet

The housing crisis may be coming to an end, according to some nationwide indexes. And though prices are likely to continue to fall for about a year, some homebuilders are un-pausing their projects and moving forward.
August 11, 2009, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"[T]here are signs in some places that we are nearing an end to the downward spiral that reduced house prices 32% nationwide and, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, erased $3.5 trillion worth of home equity. New-home sales are ticking up, and for the first time in three years, the S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index, which tracks changes in home prices in 20 U.S. cities, has shown a monthly gain."

Builders now report focusing more on efficiency rather than volume.

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Published on Monday, August 10, 2009 in Time
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