Those who hoped that 2012 would be the year of stabilizing home prices are disappointed by today’s release of the February 2012 Case-Shiller index. While the non-seasonally adjusted Index shows that the rate of decline has slowed for some areas, 9 cities posted new lows for the post-boom era. The seasonally adjusted numbers show a .1% gain for the 10 city Index, but the general trend is still negative.