FORT WORTH (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) – Prices of existing homes in Fort Worth-Arlington increased 0.75 percent in March compared with last year, according to the CoreLogic real estate research firm.

 Overall, Texas had a 2.2 percent increase while there was a 1.7 percent increase nationwide.

 “In more than half of the 100 markets surveyed by CoreLogic, home prices increased from March 2009. The year-over-year increase is a sign of stability,” said Mark Fleming, CoreLogic’s chief economist.