Dallas-area home prices jumped 8.1 percent in the latest nationwide comparison.
Year-over-year price gains for North Texas in December were among the highest in the country in the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday.
Nationwide, prices were up 5.8 percent in December from a year earlier.
"Home prices continue to advance, with the national average rising faster than at any time in the last 21/2 years," S&P's David M. Blitzer said in the report. "With
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