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More good news from housing as CoreLogic, an independent provider of home price data, reports the largest jump in home prices in five years:

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 5% in September 2012 compared to September 2011. This change represents the biggest increase since July 2006 and the seventh consecutive increase in home prices nationally on a year-over-year basis. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed sales, home prices decreased by 0.3% in September 2012 compared to August 2012. The HPI analysis from CoreLogic shows that all but seven states are experiencing year-over-year price gains.

Excluding distressed sales, home prices nationwide also increased on a year-over-year basis by 5% in September 2012 compared to September 2011. On a month-over-month basis, excluding distressed sales, home prices increased 0.5% in September 2012 compared to August 2012, the seventh consecutive month-over-month increase. Distressed sales include short sales and real estate owned (REO) transactions.

Source: CoreLogic: Home Prices Are Increasing At Fastest Rate In 5 Years