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Home prices keep falling, even with low interest rates and recovering economy

A report from Standard & Poor's shows Twin Cities home prices fell 0.6 percent in November and were five percent lower than the year before. Searching for a positive spin? The decline here was only half as big as the national drop.
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A report from Standard & Poor's shows Twin Cities home prices fell 0.6 percent in November and were five percent lower than the year before. Searching for a positive spin? The decline here was only half as big as the national drop.

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