Aug. 11, 2009 — -- It's a tricky real estate climate nationwide, that's for sure, but in some markets home values are flat. Flat is the new "up" in a recession!
Actually, a few rare markets have even seen home values rise in the past year, 11 areas nationwide. In markets like this, sellers are getting close to their asking prices and are recouping the money they put into their home when they bought it.
Property values are up 4 percent compared with five years ago.
84 percent of homes sold for a gain