Homeowners in the Houston real estate market likely saw the value of their?properties rise in June, with prices jumping markedly across the country.?CoreLogic's June Home Price Index revealed a 1.9 percent bump from the previous month and an 11.9 percent year-over-year increase, marking the 16th consecutive month of gains.?”The U.S. housing market experienced robust price appreciation during the first half of 2013 and our forecast calls for double-digit growth through July,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “Despite their rebound of late, home prices remain reasonable in a historical context, with most states near peak affordability levels.”Moving forward, prices are projected to rise 1.3 percent on a monthly basis in July and 12.5 percent when compared to the same time a year ago.?Part of the reason prices are on the rise is the fact that there is a limited number of homes available for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors, inventory was 7.6 percent below the same time a year ago in June.?With few homes available for sale, bidding wars can occur, which pushes sales prices higher.?Real Estate News brought to you by 2M Realty, a true expert in the online real estate market.