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Report: Real estate market won’t hit bottom this year

Nearly half of all sales are distressed
Published on Jun 8, 2011

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Home values fell 8 percent year-over-year in April, according to a report from property search and valuation site Zillow.

Zillow's Home Value Index is now down 29.5 percent, to a median $169,588, from its peak of $240,656 in June 2006. That's equivalent to the index's level in May 2003, the report said.

Of 132 metro areas tracked, only three saw year-over-year appreciation: Honolulu (1 percent); Pittsburgh (0.9 percent); and Fort Myers, Fla. (0.5 percent). Nearly half saw double-digit decreases.

Homes in Ocala, Fla., lost the most value (-19.9 percent), followed by Manchester, N.H.; and Gainesville, Ga. (-16.5 per

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