DALLAS (Dallas Morning News) – Residents of Dallas-Plano-Irving should expect home prices to increase by August 2010, according to First American CoreLogic.

The housing and finance information firm predicts that 12-month appreciation of area home prices will be 0.21 percent next August. The same month this year posted a 0.12 percent price decline.

Houston and Dallas were the best-performing markets surveyed by CoreLogic in August. First-ranked Houston home prices rose just over 2 percent between August 2008 and August 2009.

Overall, Texas prices are off 0.26 percent from a year ago.