Prices of Portland-area houses continued to show gains in January, contributing to a year-over-year price rise of 7.2 percent, according to the closely watched S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, released Tuesday morning.

The report marked Portland as the fifth-fastest gaining city among the top 20 markets tracked. Portland trailed only Denver, Miami, Dallas and San Francisco in terms of year-over-year price rises.

Around the country, year-over-year prices rose 4.5 percent from January to January, the index notes. Case-Shiller’s 10-city and 20-city composites — the latter of which includes Portland — showed January gains.

While Case-Shiller numbers are released well after other price and volume indicators, they are constructed to accurately track the price path of typical single-family homes by combining matched price pairs for thousands of individual houses.

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