Risk of price declines falls in most markets

Real estate agents share views on price trends

The risk of price declines continues to intensify in markets where prices shot up the most during the boom, but is falling in most other markets, according to an analysis by PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.

PMI said the risk of price declines fell during the first quarter in 326 of the 381 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) tracked, or 86 percent. Of the 55 markets where PMI gauged the risk of price declines had increased, all but five were in California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona.