U.S. Case Shiller home price index rose 0.06% in December to 173.02 U.S. Case Shiller home price index rose 0.06% in December to 173.02, versus 172.92 in November (revised down from 172.94) for the 20-City composite, beating forecasts of a small decline. This breaks a string of 3 straight monthly declines. Compared to last year, home prices accelerated to a 4.46% y/y gain versus the 4.29% y/y pace previously. The 10-City composite edged up 0.07% to 187.81 compared to November's 187.68 (revised from 187.71). That's up 4.30% y/y compared to 4.15% y/y. All 20 cities surveyed posted annual gains, led by San Francisco (9.35% y/y), Miami (8.4% y/y) and Denver (8.14% y/y).