(MSNBC) Hopes may be fading for a long-awaited spring rebound in the U.S. housing market.
Two widely watched benchmarks Tuesday signaled that the pace of sales softened and prices fell last month. And a prominent housing economist warned that the market may not stage a major turnaround “in our lifetimes.”
Falling home price were recorded in 20 cities tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index. Prices in the 20 cities fell 3.5 percent year over year, moderating from the previous month's decline of 3.8 percent.
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