Average home prices across the nation rose a meager 0.2% in February to $195,000, according to LPS Applied Analytics ($24.50 0%), with early data from the firm suggesting another flat increase of 0.3% in March.

The increase in seasonally adjusted prices in February was the first rise since March 2010, and only the third rise in seasonally adjusted prices in five years.

However, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm remains guarded about the future of the housing market.

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