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Asking prices stay strong into autumn

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Asking prices for homes on real estate portal Trulia's website were up 3.8 percent in November from a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since the housing recession began, according to a monthly report from Trulia. In addition to posting annual gains, asking prices showed strength going into the seasonal autumn slowdown in sales, with list prices for the three months ending in November up a non-seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent from the previous quarter, Trulia said. The report, which covers for-sale and for-rent properties listed on Trulia through Nov. 30, showed that asking prices on for-sale homes posted annual gains in 76 of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. When foreclosures were excluded from the equation, list prices were up 4.3 percent for the year. November 2012 Trulia list price summary Time period Change in list prices Change in list prices, excluding foreclosures No. of 100 largest metros with list-price increases month-ove...