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blockhouse_denis-yulia-pogostins__450realtor.com - Looking at sprawling villas in the suburbs and 2,000-square-foot condos in the middle of downtown is one thing. How much home you can afford may be entirely different.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with looking. But when it comes down to finding a place that fits perfectly in looks, size and price, you need to know your affordability factor.

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ratesup_igarts_450money.cnn.com - National home prices rose 6.2% this spring, compared to the same three months last year, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller national home price index.

Prices in the index's 10 and 20 city measures rose at a slower year-over-year pace in June alone, with every city reporting lower gains -- the first time that's happened in more than six years. Both city indexes rose 8.1% on an annual basis.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year.

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, a closely watched measure of home values. posted a 9.3% annual increase in its May reading, down from the 10.8% rate in April. The rate of increase was as high as 13.7% in November before slowing every month since.

The good news for homeowners is that the index has now been up every month over the last two years -- after posting drops almost every month over the previous five years.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450Ryan Severino liked the location of his family's home in Scotch Plains, N.J., but he also thought they needed more space. So in the summer of 2011, they decided to buy a bigger house. Mortgage interest rates were down, and so were home prices. "We were outgrowing our house," Severino says. "We didn't want to wait for prices to go back up."

But one thing he didn't realize was exactly how long it would take to sell the first house or to rent it, if that turned out to be the better option. "It comes down to more than pure economics," says Severino, senior economist and associate director of research at Reis Inc., a real estate research firm.

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homepricesrise_1000mortgagenewsdaily.com - Home prices in December posted the largest annual increase in nearly seven years according to CoreLogic's Home Price Index (HPI) report.  December was also the 10th consecutive month in which home prices increased nationally.

The index that included distressed sales (sales of owned real estate and short sales) increased by 8.3 percent compared to December 2011, the largest increase since May 2006.  With distressed sales excluded the HPI increased 7.5 percent year over year.  Prices were up 0.4 percent including distressed sales and 0.9 percent excluding distressed sales compared to November. 

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