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Oklahoma home price changes have turned boring

A tick up here, a tick down there and pretty soon you're talking about — yawn — real home price appreciation.
by Richard Mize Published: March 2, 2013
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4th-quarter figures

The news: Prices perked up 0.65 percent for the fourth quarter and 2.01 percent since the fourth quarter of last year, according to the FHFA's All Transactions House Price Index.

Three months ago: Over the past five years of tightened credit and recession, the index shows prices here up 2.44 percent.

The news: Over the past five years of tightened credit and recession, the index shows prices here up 2.15 percent.

Three months ago: Tulsa prices slipped 0.12 percent for the third quarter but ticked up 1.11 percent over the year, which put it at No. 76, the agency reported. Over the past five years, the index shows prices in Tulsa up 1.04 percent.

The news: Tulsa prices improved 0.86 percent for the fourth quarter and 0.54 percent over the year, which put it at No. 140, the agency reported. Over the past five years, the index shows prices in Tulsa up 1.13 percent.

There. Not much for backyard gossip with the neighbors. But after the craziness of the past five years or so, that's OK.

by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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