Real estate prices remain volatile, say data firms

CoreLogic: Index slides in several Pacific Northwest states

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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"