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Prices down 4 months in a row

CoreLogic index shows price declines accelerating in November

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U.S. home prices declined for a fourth consecutive month in November, falling 5.07 percent from a year ago, according to a home-price index compiled by mortgage data aggregator CoreLogic.The latest declines -- steeper than the 3.35 percent year-over-year price drop registered in October -- left the national home-price index down 30 percent from its April 2006 peak."We're continuing to see the influence of seasonal declines that typically depress home prices during the latter part of the year, but the fact that the rate of decline increased for November is indicative of the uphill battle we're facing with the housing recovery," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic, in a statement.Prices fell in all but six states, the exceptions being Maine, which saw 8.58 percent price appreciation, North Dakota (4.41 percent), Wyoming (3.67 percent), New York (2.07 percent) Vermont (1.78 percent ) and Indiana (1.1 percent).Prices were down in seven out of 10 of the nation's 10 bi...