Homestore, HouseValues top real estate stocks

Wall Street hammers Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, WaMu

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September was a month of extremes for the Inman News Real Estate Stocks Index. Investors smiled broadly on two online companies, Homestore and HouseValues, while they frowned severely on three mortgage stocks, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Washington Mutual.

Homestore and HouseValues racked up per-share price gains of more than 15 percent and 11 percent, respectively.