Dallas-area home prices rose by almost 12 percent in February, according to a new report from CoreLogic Inc. Nationwide prices were up 12.2 percent from February 2013, the research firm found n a survey. “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.”

Texas has now made up all the home price declines the state suffered in the recession. CoreLogic said the states that still had 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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