Median home prices rose through August: data

Median U.S. home prices in 20 big metro areas rose again in August (corrected) for the third straight month, to 144,500 from $143,100, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller home index. Still way below the $206,100 peak from the spring of 2006. The new monthly data shows (seasonally-adjusted) prices rose in 16 metro areas, and declines only around Las Vegas, Charlotte, Cleveland and Seattle. (They don't do Philadelphia.) Raw data here

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