The latest measures of the state housing market’s recovery pointed in the right direction Tuesday, with foreclosures declining and home prices rising. Home values in the Boston area were up 0.7 percent in August, compared with July, marking the fifth consecutive month of increases, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which monitors repeat home sales and is considered by many in the industry to be the best indicator of the nation’s real estate market.
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