U.S. Home-Price Growth Surges as Demand Overwhelms Supply

March marked highest annual rate of price growth—13.2%—since December 2005, according to Case-Shiller index

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Prices for new and previously owned U.S. homes are surging, as strong demand continues to overwhelm the housing supply.

香蕉视频苹果下载The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, which measures average home prices in major metropolitan areas across the nation, rose 13.2% in the year that ended in March, up from a 12% annual rate the prior month. March marked the highest annual rate of price growth since December 2005.

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