Dallas SkylineA recent article published by The Dallas Morning News revealed that home prices in the Dallas metro area have hit a record high in the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

According to data from the Index, home prices in “Big D” were up 10 percent in March from the year prior and up 1.2 percent from February. March’s data marks the fourth consecutive month that Dallas home prices rose at a double-digit rate from the previous year.

On a national level, the Index revealed that home prices were up 10.3 percent from 2013.

“All cities were higher than a year ago and all but New York were higher in March than in February,” said S&P’s David Blitzer. “However, only Denver and Dallas have set new post-crisis highs and they experienced relatively lower peak levels than other cities.”

The record high in Dallas area home prices comes in even above the area’s last peak level. Home prices in the Dallas area are now 6 percent higher than they were at the previous market peak in 2007, according to Case-Shiller. This indicates a very robust market – perhaps even stronger than it was in the pre-crisis period.

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