The housing slowdown hadn't produced annual price declines in 31 states as of last November, according to the latest home-price index from First American CoreLogic. States like California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona -- where prices shot up during the housing boom -- and 15 other states saw prices slide from November 2006 levels. But prices were up in a majority of states -- at least when looking back at the previous 12 months. First American CoreLogic's LoanPerformance Home Price Index (HPI) includes data on repeat sales through mid-December. But the company did not make those statistics available in a press release, or provide quarterly data that would indicate more recent trends. According to a government index that excludes transactions involving homes with mortgages above...
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