According to The Wall Street Journal, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index reported that home prices rose 18.6% in the past year ending in June. This figure is up from May’s annual rate reporting of 16.8%. However, the most striking statistic in the article was June’s rate was the highest price growth since the Index originated in 1987. According to Financial Times, this is also the third month in a row of record gains.