Economic Growth

US Home Prices Jump

Up everywhere except Chicago

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U.S. home prices jumped 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006, according to a report by CoreLogic.

But the numbers were not positive for the Chicago market, with prices falling 2.9 percent from a year ago. Excluding sales of distressed properties — those in foreclosure or bank-owned — local prices gained 1.8 percent.