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Home Prices Continue To Rise Across The Nation

There were solid increases in home prices during the month of February across all 20 major cities where that data is tracked, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report.

"Despite some recent mixed economic reports for March, housing continues to be one of the brighter spots in the economy," economist David Blitzer, who directs the work done by S&P Dow Jones Indices, says in the report.

Some of the data:

-- The average home price in the 20 cities rose 9.3 percent from February 2012 to February 2013.

-- From January to February alone, prices rose 0.3 percent.

-- "Phoenix continued to stand out with an impressive year-over-year return of 23 percent."

-- There were also significant year-over-year price increases in Las Vegas (17.6 percent), Atlanta (16.5 percent) and Detroit (15.2 percent).

Bloomberg News says the report is another sign that "the U.S. housing market is strengthening."

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