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Home Price Decline Slowed In October

Home prices across the country entered their ninth consecutive month of depreciation in October, but October’s 10.4 percent decline from one year ago is better than September’s 11.2 percent decline, and early data for November predicts an even smaller decline of 9.6 percent, according to "First American CoreLogic’s":http://www.facorelogic.com LoanPerformance Home Price Index.
Using the same index, the Federal Reserve estimates total values of all properties has declined more than $2 trillion over the past 12 months ending in the third quarter of 2008.
"The consistent deceleration over the past two months with November indicating the same trend in price declines is encouraging because it could portend the trough in price declines," said Mark Fleming, chief economist for First American CoreLogic. "However, the rapid contraction in the economy, deteriorating labor markets, the large inventory of unsold homes and increasing defaults suggests that home prices will continue to decline but with a moderating pace throughout 2009, particularly given the surge in FHA lending which typically has a lower than average sales price," he said.
California is home to 9 of the 10 worst performing markets, Miami being the only city in the top 10 not in California. West Virginia, (5.9 percent) Arizona, (2.9 percent) and Texas (2.1 percent) are the only states with meaningful increases in home sales prices.
**Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) with the Highest Home Price Depreciation**

CBSA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. State

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 12 Month HPI Change %

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Salinas

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -29.06%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Merced

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.97%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Stockton

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.86%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.79%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Vallejo-Fairfield

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.65%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Oakland-Fremont-Hayward

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.55%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Modesto

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.41%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Bakersfield

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -28.01%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. FL

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -27.34%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. CA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. -26.95%

Source: First American CoreLogic, LoanPerformance HPI, Single-Family Detached as of October 2008
**Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) with the Highest Home Price Appreciation:**

CBSA

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. State

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 12 Month HPI Change %

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Binghamton

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. NY

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 8.93%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Sheboygan

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. WI

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 8.91%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Florence-Muscle Shoals

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. AL

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 7.63%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Victoria

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. TX

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 7.25%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Sherman-Denison

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. TX

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 7.06%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Plattsburgh

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. NY

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 6.94%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Rocky Mount

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. NC

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 6.80%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. College Station-Bryan

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. TX

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 6.71%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Charleston

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. WV

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 6.38%

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. Shawnee

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. OK

p{=border-right: medium none; padding-right: 0in; border-top: medium none; padding-left: 0in; padding-bottom: 0in; border-left: medium none; padding-top: 0in; border-bottom: medium none}. 6.31%

Source: First American CoreLogic, LoanPerformance HPI, Single-Family Detached as of October 2008

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