In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, photo, a home is for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. U. S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring

 

              In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, photo, a home is for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. U. S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring
In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, photo, a home is for sale in Mount Lebanon, Pa. U. S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season. Home prices rose 9.7 percent in January from a year ago, according to data released Tuesday , March 5, 2013, by CoreLogic. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)