South Florida Home Prices Rise 8 Point 3 Percent In January

South Florida Home Prices Rise 8 Point 3 Percent In January

Most of the country continues to chase South Florida when it comes home price increases.

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties saw prices rise 8.3 percent in January from a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index. Only Denver at 8.4 percent had a larger gain among 20 major metro areas.

Housing analysts often consider Case-Shiller the leading indicator of home prices because it tracks the price of the same house over time. Local Realtor boards measure home values by releasing a median price for homes sold in a given month.

But the index, released on the last Tuesday of each month, lags Realtor board numbers and does not include condominium prices.

David M. Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at Standard & Poor's, said in a statement that low interest rates and robust consumer confidence continue to fuel the nation's housing market.

"Despite price gains, the housing market faces some difficulties," he said. "Home prices are rising roughly twice as fast as wages, putting pressure on potential homebuyers and heightening the risk that any uptick in interest rates could be a major setback."

Sun Sentinel, Paul Owers

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