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New Housing Numbers Mixed

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There are more housing market numbers out, and they offer a mixed picture of what's happening in Greater Boston.

The Standard and Poors/Case-Shiller Index compares housing prices in 20 metropolitan areas around the country.

While the index overall dropped almost 16 percent in May, compared with the same month last year, Boston was one of seven cities that has shown a smaller annual decline. And Boston actually recorded an increase, when you look at the numbers month to month.

Joining WBUR's Deb Becker to talk with about what the numbers mean is Chip Case. He's an economics professor at Wellesley College, and he helped create the index.

This program aired on July 30, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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