Home prices rose 1.5% from June to July per Black Knight’s Home Price Index, which was a big acceleration from the 0.7% monthly increase reported for June and the third month in a row this index set a new all-time high. On an annual basis, prices were up 2.3%, with the pace of appreciation at 4.4% from the beginning of this year. This equates to a 7.5% annualized pace if gains continue at this rate. Ninety-nine out of 100 cities showed gains in Black Knight’s index.