Home prices take biggest leap in 7 years

Corelogic: Prices in January up 9.7 percent from a year ago

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National home prices in January were up 9.7 percent from a year ago, the biggest annual increase since April 2006, according to data aggregator CoreLogic’s home price index.

The index, which tracks repeat sales of single-family homes, rose 0.7 percent in January from December, marking the 11th consecutive month of month-over-month increases.