Home price gains slowest in two years

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Average U.S. home prices rose 12.5 percent over the 12 months to March 31, but gains in the most recent quarter indicate easing in the market, the U.S. Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight said Thursday.
Home prices rose 2.03 percent from the fourth quarter of 2005 to the first quarter of 2006, or at an annualized rate of 8.12 percent. That quarterly rate