Denver homes prices set another all-time high in June according to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Denver home prices increased 9.4% in June compared to a year ago which it was the 18th consecutive month of gain. The Case-Shiller index for Denver in June stood at 143.37, which represents an average sale price of 43.37 higher than the benchmark month of January 2000. In May, the index reached 140.98 which was the highest ever reported by Case-Shiller for the Denver metro area and even higher than the 140.28 set in August of 2006. Nationwide, the home prices increased 12.1% in June compared to a year ago in the 20 largest metro areas followed by the Case-Shiller report. Out of the 20 largest metro areas, the biggest increase was in Las Vegas with 24.9%, followed by San Francisco 24.5%, Phoenix 19.8%, all of which were hit harder than Denver during the recession. The lowest increase was New York with 3.3%