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Phoenix leads price rise charge
Third quarter numbers are in for nearly 150 markets. How does your home town stack up?
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Outlook sours for real estate

Phoenix real estate recorded a 55.2 percent increase in house prices over the past 12 months, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors. NAR's third-quarter median existing single-family home price survey, covering changes in 147 metropolitan statistical areas, revealed that the average home nationwide appreciated by 14.7 percent since last year. Homes in only six metro areas lost value. Trailing just behind Phoenix were two Florida cities: Orlando, where prices grew 44.8 percent, and the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area, where they rose 42.5 percent. Only in six areas did homes lose value led by Elmira New York, where they fell 5.4 percent. Topeka was down 1.3 percent and Youngstown Ohio inched down 1.0 percent. Some formerly white-hot markets slowed a bit. San Diego recorded a 6.3 percent gain after growing nearly 30 percent between 2003 and 2004. Las Vegas, which soared 48.7 percent during that same period, grew only 10.5 percent over the latest 12 months. Regionally, the South recorded the slimmest gain, at 7.7 percent, while the West had the highest - 18.8 percent. The Midwest (13.1 percent) trailed the Northeast (13.2 percent) slightly for second place.

Results are ranked by growth. Click column headings to re-sort
Metropolitan Area State Growth Median Price
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale AZ 47.0% $243,400
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL 45.2% $266,800
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL 40.0% $204,000
Orlando FL 36.5% $232,200
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice FL 34.3% $367,800
Reno-Sparks NV 32.1% $357,400
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach FL 31.7% $371,600
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL 31.2% $194,000
Durham NC 30.9% $198,500
Tucson AZ 30.0% $228,500
Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD/WV 28.7% $206,000
Honolulu HI 28.1% $577,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC/VA/MD/WV 26.2% $429,200
Atlantic City NJ 25.7% $244,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA 24.8% $367,600
Spokane WA 24.6% $158,600
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA/IL 24.0% $133,900
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA/NJ 23.9% $249,100
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA/NC 23.8% $192,000
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL 23.3% $163,600
Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater FL 23.3% $195,000
Edison NJ 22.8% $394,100
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA 22.5% $377,400
Ocala FL 20.5% $135,300
New York-Wayne-White Plains NY/NJ 20.0% $506,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA 19.9% $310,300
Dover DE 19.4% $176,300
Rockford IL 18.6% $122,700
Cumberland MD/WV 18.6% $88,600
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY/NJ/PA 18.3% $452,700
Albuquerque NM 18.1% $171,700
Eugene-Springfield OR 18.0% $192,400
Baltimore-Towson MD 17.5% $264,700
Danville IL 16.9% $73,400
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton OR/WA 16.6% $238,000
Reading PA 16.5% $140,400
Boise City-Nampa ID 15.8% $161,800
New Haven-Milford CT 15.0% $283,800
Syracuse NY 14.8% $108,700
Richmond VA 14.7% $198,400
Kankakee-Bradley IL 14.6% $132,300
Montgomery AL 14.0% $133,300
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford CT 13.9% $257,700
Kingston NY 13.8% $250,700
Salem OR 13.7% $172,000
Trenton-Ewing NJ 13.5% $267,700
El Paso TX 13.4% $108,900
Colordo Springs CO 13.0% $214,200
Madison WI 13.0% $220,100
Nassau-Suffolk NY 12.8% $467,700
Farmington NM 12.6% $151,800
Green Bay WI 12.4% $159,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA 12.3% $726,900
Decatur IL 12.3% $86,800
Peoria IL 12.3% $110,500
Shreveport-Bossier City LA 12.3% $125,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA/NJ/DE/MD 12.2% $211,000
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY 11.6% $176,100
Springfield MA 11.4% $197,900
Amarillo TX 11.4% $107,400
Las Vegas-Paradise NV 11.2% $300,100
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner LA 11.0% $152,600
Jackson MS 11.0% $131,700
Columbia SC 10.8% $133,700
Mobile AL 10.5% $129,100
Corpus Christi TX 10.3% $123,000
Binghamton NY 10.2% $93,300
Champaign-Urbana IL 9.9% $137,600
Newark-Union NJ/PA 9.9% $414,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI 9.9% $216,800
Tallahassee FL 9.7% $163,300
Gulfport-Biloxi MS 9.6% $124,000
Knoxville TN 9.1% $143,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN/WI 9.0% $237,700
South Bend-Mishawaka IN 8.8% $102,100
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford ME 8.8% $247,200
Memphis TN/MS/AR 8.5% $150,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA 8.3% $474,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro TN 8.3% $159,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA 8.2% $605,600
Oklahoma City OK 8.1% $115,700
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet IL 8.0% $263,600
Saint Louis MO/IL 7.9% $141,900
Jacksonville FL 7.8% $166,600
Little Rock-N. Little Rock AR 7.7% $118,900
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk CT 7.6% $487,300
San Antonio TX 7.5% $134,000
Raleigh-Cary NC 7.4% $185,200
Gainesville FL 7.0% $178,800
Barnstable Town MA 7.0% $398,600
Glens Falls NY 7.0% $142,000
Fargo ND/MN 6.8% $132,600
Pittsfield MA 6.6% $211,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy MA/NH 6.6% $418,500
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River RI/MA 6.3% $291,600
Anaheim-Santa Ana (Orange Co.) CA 6.2% $696,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA 6.2% $166,500
Sioux Falls SD 6.2% $137,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 5.7% $149,100
Charleston WV 5.7% $121,700
Waterloo/Cedar Falls IA 5.6% $100,700
Baton Rouge LA 5.6% $135,400
Greensboro-High Point NC 5.5% $148,000
Rochester NY 5.3% $110,700
Salt Lake City UT 5.2% $169,900
Greenville SC 5.1% $143,200
Austin-Round Rock TX 5.0% $166,800
Worcester MA 4.7% $292,300
Erie PA 4.7% $98,500
Boulder CO 4.5% $346,200
Birmingham-Hoover AL 4.4% $156,100
Bloomington-Normal IL 4.4% $155,800
Norwich-New London CT 4.3% $246,800
Springfield IL 4.3% $109,000
Ft. Wayne IN 4.3% $102,800
Gary-Hammond IN 4.0% $129,600
Lexington-Fayette KY 3.9% $144,800
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH 3.9% $144,700
Columbus OH 3.7% $155,900
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco WA 3.7% $152,700
Tulsa OK 3.6% $117,400
Grand Rapids MI 3.3% $139,000
Kansas City MO/KS 3.3% $157,100
Akron OH 3.3% $119,800
Appleton WI 3.2% $129,600
Omaha NE/IA 3.1% $137,300
Spartanburg SC 3.0% $118,700
Denver-Aurora CO 2.7% $248,400
Louisville KY/IN 2.5% $136,800
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land TX 2.4% $142,500
Des Moines IA 2.3% $145,100
Lansing-E.Lansing MI 2.3% $143,600
Lincoln NE 2.2% $138,300
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY 1.6% $97,500
Toledo OH 1.6% $118,600
Yakima WA 1.4% $134,800
Pittsburgh PA 0.9% $118,500
Charleston-North Charleston SC 0.9% $193,600
Cincinnati-Middletown OH/KY/IN 0.7% $148,500
Beaumont-Port Arthur TX 0.6% $96,500
Wichita KS 0.5% $106,300
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI 0.4% $169,200
Cedar Rapids IA -0.2% $131,600
Dayton OH -0.3% $119,400
Topeka KS -0.6% $103,100
Indianapolis IN -1.0% $124,600
Chattanooga TN/GA -1.0% $130,500
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH/PA -2.7% $82,900
Kalamazoo-Portage MI -3.5% $122,600

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