12 states with the hottest housing markets
Home prices are increasing as the holiday season approaches, but some states are seeing larger gains than others.
U.S. home prices rose 6.3 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago, according to the latest figures from CoreLogic. Home values also increased month over month by 1.1 percent, the company found.
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