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The number: The cost to purchase a home rose by a record amount, according to two major barometers of house prices in the U.S.

The index of home prices across 20 large cities increased at yearly pace of 11.9% in February, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index. On a monthly basis, home prices were up 1.2%.

That’s the biggest gain since February 2006.