Dallas-area home prices are up 9 percent from a year ago in the latest Standard & Poor s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The increase in September from a year ago matched the 9 percent year-over-year gain in August, which was the largest in history for Dallas in the monthly index.

Dallas-area home prices are now about 5 percent higher than they were before the recession, according to Case-Shiller s monthly estimates. Dallas prices have been rising since March 2012, according to Case-Shiller.

Nationwide, home prices rose 13.3 percent, compared with 12.8 percent in August.

The largest price increases in September were in western U.S. markets including Las Vegas, up 29.1 percent year-over-year; San Francisco, 25.7 percent, and Los Angeles, 21.8 percent.

Nationwide, prices are still well below where they were at the top of the housing market in 2006.

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