According to Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home-price index, prices gained 0.3 percent in January, with year-over-year numbers showing the smallest decline in nearly three years. David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P said, though there is continued improvement in year-over-year data, the rebound in prices seen last fall is fading, noting that fewer cities experienced month-to-month gains in January than in December 2009. More here and here.