Real estate data provider CoreLogic reported Medford home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 5.5 percent in September compared with September 2011.

Real estate data provider CoreLogic reported Medford home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 5.5 percent in September compared with September 2011.

On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 1.6 percent in September 2012 from August 2012.

The Santa Ana, Calif., firm reported year-over-year prices, excluding distressed sales, increased by 8.1 percent in September compared with a year earlier after a 5.8 percent August-over-August increase.

On a month-over-month basis, excluding distressed sales, the CoreLogic Home Price Index indicated home prices increased by 1.5 percent in September 2012 from August 2012.

Nationally, U.S. home prices rose 5 percent in September compared with a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2006. The gain reported by CoreLogic offered more evidence of a sustainable housing recovery.

— Greg Stiles