U.S. home prices hit rock-bottom in March 2012, when the Case-Shiller U.S. average fell nearly 35 percent from its peak in June 2006.
Now, a little over a year and half later, it's quite a different story: The index gained 11.3 percent in the past year, the largest annual increase since 2005. The Case-Shiller U.S. average currently stands at 150.39, a positive gain but still a ways from that June 2006 peak of 189.93.
The Case-Shiller 20-City Composite, which tracks single-family home prices in 20 large metropolitan areas, posted slightly higher gains than the U.S. average, increasing 13.4 percent year-over-year.
Here’s a chart that looks at the individual gains of each of the 20 cities in the Case-Shiller composite: