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Home prices ended 2017 on a high note

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index rose 6.3% in December, up from 6.1% a month earlier. In December, the 20-City Composite posted a slight dip from November, with a 6.3% year over year increase, in line with analysts estimates of a 6.35% year-over-year increase. Record low inventory continued to elevate prices through the end of last year.