Year-Over-Year House Price Increase Steady

New York, NY, March 25, 2014 -- The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index rose 13.2% in January from the same month a year ago, a little less than expected by economists.

That followed an increase of 13.4% in December.

From December, U.S. home prices inched down 0.1% in January.

From the bottom in 2012, prices are up 23%.

Meanwhile, the Federal Housing Finance Authority said that home prices rose .5% in January from December.

That marks the 23rd increase over the past 24 months, beginning in February 2012.