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According to KC Star 8/6/2014 U.S. home prices rose in June 2014 by the smallest year over year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market. Data provider Core-Logic said prices rose 7.5% in June compared with 12 months earlier. That’s a solid gain but less than 8.3% year over year increase in May and a recent year to year peak of 11.9% in February. Month to month, June prices rose just 1.4% in May. But CoreLogic’s monthly figures are not adjusted for seasonal patterns, such as warmer spring weather. The slowing price gains should make buying a house more affordable. Prices had risen sharply last year, along with mortgage rates.