NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Home prices fell in February for the sixth consecutive month, but showed slight improvement from January's returns. Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller home-price index showed Tuesday that home prices fell as the 20-City Composite in February was down 3.5% year over year. " While there might be pieces of good news in this report, such as some improvement in many annual rates of return, February 2012 data confirm that, broadly-speaking, home prices continued to decline in the early months of the year," said David Blitzer, chairman of S&P's index committee, in a statement. The 10- and 20-City Composites improved against the annual rates posted in January of -4.1% and -3.9%, respectively. The 10-City Composite was down 3.6% from February 2012. -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >Contact by Email. >Follow Joe Deaux on Twitter. Subscribe on Facebook.