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Using numbers provided by Radar Logic's home price index, SoldAtTheTop analyzes some of the deeper trends in the current US housing market. The latest numbers show the first year-over-year gains since mid-2010.

By Guest blogger / July 9, 2012

This chart shows the MSA-25 composite home price index, in terms of annual percent change, as measured over the past ten years. The composite is showing the first year-over-year gains seen since mid-2010.

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As I have noted in the past, since the home price index data provided by Radar Logic is more timely, unadjusted and un-smoothed it is particularly useful for gaining deeper visibility over our housing markets.

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'SoldAtTheTop' is not a pessimist by nature but a true skeptic and realist who prefers solid and sustained evidence of fundamental economic recovery to 'Goldilocks,' 'Green Shoots,' 'Mustard Seeds,' and wholesale speculation.

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As for the latest trends, it’s important to note that the 25-MSA Composite is showing the first year-over-year gains seen since mid-2010 while prices continue to bounce from the lows set in late-January.

The latest data shows that as of early-May, prices have increased 0.01% above the level seen in May 2011 continuing the pattern of past years with prices now heading higher as the data moves into the typically more active spring selling season.

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