The February 2013 S&P Case Shiller home price index shows a 9.3% price increase from a year ago for over 20 metropolitan housing markets and a 8.6% change for the top 10 housing markets from February 2012. This is the highest yearly gain since May 2006. Let the housing bubble return!

News headlines suggest that we’re in the middle of a hot "home buying season," referring to the time of year – usually spring and early summer – when more people are on the hunt and prices respond accordingly. But there are other factors at play besides the time of year that are making people anxious to make real estate moves.

Home prices in the Charlotte metro area were up 3.3 percent in November from a year earlier, according to the latest Standard & Poor’s case-shiller home price Index.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The downward cycle in home prices broke in April after eight consecutive months of decline, according to a survey released Tuesday. According to the S&P/Case Shiller 20-city index, prices rose 0.7% compared with March, although they fell 0.1% when adjusted for the strong spring selling season.

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The U.S. housing market continues to gain steam during the spring selling season, as national home prices increased more than expected during March. The national basis for single-family home prices rose 5.2 percent in the 12 months ended in March, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price index, which covers all nine U.S. census division.

People who track the housing market got a dose of data whiplash this week. At 9 a.m. on Tuesday the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller index showed the housing market cooling for the 11th straight month.

According to the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index report for January, home prices grew by 4.50 percent year-over-year as compared to January 2014s year-over-year price growth rate of 10.50 percent. This was the lowest rate of home price growth since

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index shows that the price of homes increased 6.2 percent annually in January, down slightly from 6.3 percent in December. The reason why remains the same: A low inventory of homes is driving up the price tag.

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