Home Prices Take Biggest Jump Since 2006

Up 12.2% in May compared with a year ago

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 30, 2013 8:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – US home prices jumped 12.2% in May compared with a year ago, per the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of property values; that's the biggest yearly gain since March 2006, reports the AP. The highlights didn't stop there: Bloomberg reports that each of the 20 cities in the index showed a price increase as compared to 2012. (San Francisco led the pack with a 24.5% gain; New York was at the rear with 3.3%.) Prices in Dallas and Denver reached the highest level on record, which date back to 2000; that marks the first time a city in the index hit a level above its pre-financial crisis peak.

A home is sold in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
A home is sold in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., Tuesday, July 23, 2013.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013, photo, a Sold sign is posted outside a home in Indianapolis.
In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013, photo, a "Sold" sign is posted outside a home in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
San Francisco led the pack with a 24.5% gain.
San Francisco led the pack with a 24.5% gain.   (?)
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