Real estate prices remain volatile, say data firms

CoreLogic: Index slides in several Pacific Northwest states

Home prices remain volatile, with moderate declines expected as the economy remains weak through the fall, loan data aggregator CoreLogic said in releasing results of a home-price index that showed prices were up 1.4 percent in June compared to a year ago.

It was the fifth consecutive month in which national home prices registered a year-over-year increase, but not nearly as impressive as the 3.7 percent gain seen in June.

The June percentage-point "deceleration"