Housing Numbers Show a Hint of Promise -- But Is It Real?


In a surprising twist, some of the best housing numbers in eight months surfaced Tuesday. We get a lot of real estate related questions from DailyFinance readers, so we thought we'd check in with Editor in Chief of AOL Real EstateLaura Goldstein. She cautioned against getting too excited, too quickly. Underlying the numbers might be a seasonal uptick and stalled foreclosures, which tend to suppress prices. We'll continue to stay on the story, but she suspects we won't know anytime soon whether the favorable numbers will become a trend. In the meantime, it's a welcome aberration, though not one enjoyed in all metro markets.