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August 2014 U.S. Residential Property & Foreclosure Sales Report

Home Price Appreciation Slows in 18 out of 20 Largest U.S. Markets in August Compared to a Year Ago

By RealtyTrac Staff September 23, 2014 U.S. residential properties sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,508,559 in August, down one-half percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from a year ago. The median price of U.S. residential properties sold in August — including both distressed and non-distressed sales — was $195,000, up 3 percent from the previous month, and up 15 percent from a year ago to the highest level since August 2008, a six-year high. Read Complete Article Print Email

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