Case-Shiller: price gains in 9 of 20 cities

Annual index rate closest to positive since January 2007

Of 20 U.S. cities tracked in a monthly home-price index, only Los Angeles and San Diego posted month-to-month gains in January on a non-seasonally adjusted basis: 0.9 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.

The latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller National Home Price Indices