US home prices down 9.8% YOY, says First American CoreLogic by Sharon Hill in Real Estate 20 Nov 2009 National home prices in the U.S., including distressed sales, declined nearly 10 percent in Sept. 2009 as compared to Sept. 2008, according to the Loan Performance Home Price Index (HPI) of First American CoreLogic. While a considerable decline it does indicate some improvement in the real estate This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.