Home Prices Edge Closer to Pre-Crash Levels

The housing market is inching closer to what it once was: Home prices are now within 15.2 percent nationally from their peak, according to a new report by Lender Processing Services. 

The LPS price index rose in June to $229,000, up 6.9 percent from last year's levels. In June 2006, the peak was $270,000. 

However, two states — California and New Jersey — are still playing catch up to their peak levels. California home prices are still down 26.3 percent and New Jersey is down 21.2 percent from its peak, according to LPS’ index. 

Meanwhile, Massachusetts is only 10 percent from its peak housing price levels, and Pennsylvania and Tennessee are about 5 percent from their pre-crash highs, LPS says. 

Texas and Colorado are two states that surpassed their pre-crash peaks. 

Source: “National Home Prices Nearing Pre-Crash Levels,” Mortgage News Daily (Aug. 26, 2013)

About Ady Simion (Realtor and Public Notary)

Ady Simion was named in the Top 1% of all agents for NRT LLC a subsidiary of Realogy that operates a variety of real estate offices under brands such as Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's International Realty, Century 21, The Corcoran Group, and the technology-based brokerages ZipRealty and Climb Real Estate. NRT has 787 offices and 47,000 sales associates. Selling and buying property can be very stressful but with the right agent it can be profitable and a fun experience. Ady is also a Notary Public and being a people person he wants to help negotiate for his clients making their transactions as smooth as possible. Ady’s goals are simple: He wants to be the best source of information on the Los Angeles area Real Estate market, as he assists clients through each transaction with care and professionalism. He is proud of his large referral base of clients who have placed their trust in him over the years. Why him, when there are so many good people out there?!?! • Sellers will have their property exposed to the largest team of sales professionals in the world by far. Coldwell Banker Agents sale more homes than anyone else. • Buyers will have the opportunity to view more properties exclusively. • And most importantly when you hire him you get a whole team working for you not just “only one person”. Ady Simion started his Professional Career as an Insurance Agent, and then mastered the Mortgage Industry focusing on helping buyers and sellers achieve their life dreams. He now is an Agent with the Largest Residential Real Estate Company in the nation and the world, Coldwell Banker, at the Pasadena office which is the leader in the areas in which he specializes. After finishing College Ady has consistently been a Top Producer in every office/business he worked at. He speaks English, Romanian and Spanish. Real Estate is constantly changing and working with an agent that has been involved in the Real Estate buying/selling process most of his life is always beneficial for clients. Call, text or e-mail him or just stop by to say Hi and ask any real estate questions you may have.

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