Just 34 percent of homes have regained pre-recession values. Is that a bad thing?

Annie Baxter May 3, 2017
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Just 34 percent of homes have regained pre-recession values. Is that a bad thing?

Annie Baxter May 3, 2017
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There’s some stark research out today from the real estate research firm Trulia that shows an uneven recovery in the housing market. According to Trulia, only 34 percent of homes nationally have returned to their pre-recession value. Now that is, of course, a comparison back to the crazy times of the housing bubble. So how much should homeowners use those old home values as a benchmark?

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