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Shiller warns prices could be in ‘bubble territory’

From Global Edge

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Editor's note: This item is republished with permission from Global Edge Marketing Ltd. The original post can be viewed here. Robert Shiller, the man who predicted the dot-com bubble in his best-selling book "Irrational Exuberance," has warned that house prices in some areas of the U.S. could be approaching bubble territory. Home prices in certain areas like San Francisco have risen by double digits over four months, and if viewed on an annualized basis, they look like they are in "bubble territory," Shiller said. U.S. home prices in August rose for the fourth straight month. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller composite index of home prices in 20 metropolitan areas rose 1.2 percent in August from July … the prominent fact that we are seeing with this data is that home prices are just zipping up," said Shiller. "Bubble" could have much further to run "It is entirely possible that even with the bad news we are getting, home pric...