3 Reasons the Housing Market Has Room to Run Higher

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The recent recovery in the housing market has been a big reason why the stock market has continued moving higher. The most recent data from the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index gave investors more reasons to be optimistic about housing's prospects going forward.

In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger goes through some of the more promising data in the latest Case-Shiller report and makes the case for why the housing market could see further advances from current levels. Noting areas of strength throughout the nation, Dan points out some stocks that could benefit more than their peers from continued strong performance in housing.

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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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