The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: BKFS), Jacksonville, on Monday released its latest Home Price Index (HPI) report, based on July 2016 residential real estate transactions. Key findings include:

- At $266K, the U.S. HPI has risen more than 33% from the market's bottom and is now within just 0.8% of a new national peak.

- New York and Minnesota led home price gains among the states, seeing 1.1 and 1% growth for the month, respectively, while Missouri was the only state to see home prices decline (falling 0.1%).

- Albany, Ore., led metro-area growth at 1.3% appreciation. However, New York state metro areas accounted for six of the top 10 biggest monthly movers.

- San Jose, Calif., continued to back away from its May 2016 peak, with prices falling another -0.5% in July.

- Seeing the fastest rate of appreciation among the 40 largest metros, home prices in Portland, Ore., and Seattle have increased more than 10% since the start of the year.

- Home prices in nine of the nation's 20 largest states and 14 of the 40 largest metros hit new peaks in July.