Home price gains pick up steam

Home prices in the Nashville MSA rose 2.9 percent in October versus numbers from a year ago, say the researchers at CoreLogic. That's up from about 2 percent in August and less than 1 percent early this year. Excluding so-called distressed sales, year-over-year prices rose 3.7 percent. September's gains, however, were revised to 2.3 percent from an initial reading of 2.9 percent.