Lower mortgage rates change the buying equation.
Prices are still going up, but slower than they have in almost two years, leaving realtors managing seller expectations.
"The slowdown is a good thing for homebuyers,” one economist says.
Rising city home prices rises force some younger people to the suburbs.
Today, the latest Case-Shiller Home Price index was released. It looks at housing prices in the 20 biggest metropolitan areas of the country. Consumers are also upbeat: consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since February.