Home prices in August rose in nearly all US cities including 19 of the 20 cities tracked by the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, which is considered one of the key tracking measures in the Real Estate industry. Year over year home prices were 3.4% higher in August, which is the third straight increase and is at a faster pace than in July. ”The sustained good news in home prices over the past five months makes us optimistic for continued in the housing market,” said David Blitzer, chairman of the Case-Shiller index. Even some of the hardest hit markets, such as Las Vegas, are starting to show improvement. Click here to read the full article on USA Today.