U.S. home prices accelerated in October, breaking a seven month slowdown. Real estate data showed prices increasing by 6.1 percent in October compared with last year's figures. Home values are still rising more slowly than they did earlier this year when 12 month gains averaged nearly double their current pace. The CoreLogic data results suggest that home prices will rise a further 5.1 percent over the next 12 months. This means that around half of U.S. homes will match or surpass their pre-recession prices by mid 2015. Rental prices are also expected to rise around 3.5 percent which may entice more potential buyers into the housing market next year.