The Real Deal Miami

Home prices increase in Miami

February 02, 2012 09:45AM

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Home prices in the Miami metro area, including distressed sales, increased by 0.3 percent in December compared to the same period in 2010, according to a report from CoreLogic. Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year prices jumped by 6.6 percent in December, and increased by 5 percent compared to the previous month. Nationally, home prices decreased by 4.7 percent year-over-year in December, the fifth consecutive year with a national decrease in the Home Price Index. “Until distressed sales in the market recede, we will see continued downward pressure on prices,” said Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. — Alexander Britell