Last week, the S&P/Case-Shiller Index showed home prices gaining 5.5 percent during the 12-month period ending November 2012, marking the largest one-year gain in home prices since May 2010.
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, which was released earlier this week, U.S. home prices rose in September for the sixth straight month, climbing 0.3% as compared to the month prior.
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Home value rose to close out the summer, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, an oft-cited home-valuation tracker.
Nearly five-and-one-half years after April 2007 -- the housing market's national peak -- prices are finally beginning to rebound.
According to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Index, home prices rose 6.9% between the first and second quarter of 2012, the largest quarter-to-quarter gain since the home-value tracker's 1987 inception.
Home builders expect a strong second-half in the 2012 housing market.