Dallas-area home prices rose by 11.8% in February, according to a just-released report from CoreLogic Inc.
Texas has now made up all the home price declines the state suffered in the recession, according to the research firm. Nationwide, prices were up 12.2 percent from the same time a year ago.
“As the spring home-buying season kicks off, house price appreciation continues to be strong,” said Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. “Although prices should remain strong in the near term due to a short supply of homes on the market, price increases should moderate over the next year as home equity releases pent-up supply.”
According to the report, the states still experiencing the largest home price decreases since the economic downturn are Nevada (-39.9 percent), Florida (-36.4 percent), Rhode Island (-30.9 percent), Arizona (-30.5 percent) and West Virginia (-26.6 percent).
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