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U.S. home prices post healthy gain in December

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Steve Marcus

This 2012 file photo shows a home for sale in Henderson.

U.S. home prices rose at a healthy pace in December compared with a year ago, driven higher by rising sales and a smaller supply of available homes.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 6.8 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. That's up from a 5.5 percent annual gain in November.

Nationwide, the report says prices rose 7.3 percent in 2012. That is similar to other home price measures that show a healthy gain last year.

Prices also rose in December compared with a year ago in 19 of the 20 cities tracked by the index. New York was the only metro area to show a decrease.

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