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Third-quarter numbers are in. See how your town stacks up.
Housing prices continue to defy forecasts of a slowdown.

Nationally, median home prices gained 7.7 percent in the third quarter versus the same period in 2003, according to a National Association of Realtors (NAR) report.

The median price was $188,500, which means that half the homes tracked cost more and half cost less. Of the 127 markets tracked, 45 areas had growth of more than 10 percent.

The NAR is projecting that existing-home prices will increase 5.3 percent in 2005.

Over the past 12 months, Las Vegas home values showed the biggest gains. The median price of an existing single-family home in and around Sin City shot up 53.7 percent. In Bradenton, Fla. prices were up 40.7 percent, and in Riverside and San Bernardino counties near Los Angeles prices were up 36.2 percent.

Not all markets have seen these kinds of gains. In nearly 40 metro areas, prices inched up less than 3 percent. In 11 metros, prices declined.


Metropolitan Area State Percent
Change
Median Value
Q3 2004 Q3 2003
Las Vegas NV 53.7% $283,200 $184,300
Bradenton FL 40.7% $248,000 $176,300
Riverside/San Bernardino CA 36.2% $311,700 $228,900
San Diego CA 32.5% $578,300 $436,500
Sacramento CA 30.5% $329,700 $252,700
W. Palm Beach/BocaRaton/Delray Beach FL 29.0% $321,500 $249,300
Norfolk/VirginiaBch/Newport News VA 27.3% $182,200 $143,100
Ft. Myers/Cape Coral FL 26.3% $194,800 $154,200
Orange County (Anaheim/Santa Ana) CA 26.0% $643,600 $510,800
Los Angeles Area CA 24.0% $452,400 $364,800
Ft.Lauderdale/Hollywood/Pompano Beach FL 23.5% $294,700 $238,700
Miami/Hialeah FL 22.6% $290,900 $237,300
Melbourne/Titusville/PalmBay FL 22.5% $165,800 $135,300
Washington DC/MD/VA 22.3% $362,400 $296,200
Daytona Beach FL 21.0% $155,600 $128,600
Honolulu HI 19.5% $469,000 $392,500
Ocala FL 18.6% $114,900 $96,900
Albany/Schenectady/Troy NY 18.3% $174,000 $147,100
Providence RI 17.6% $283,900 $241,400
Oklahoma City OK 17.5% $125,800 $107,100
Orlando FL 17.2% $180,500 $154,000
Peoria IL 16.0% $113,000 $97,400
Davenport/Moline/RockIsland IA/IL 15.5% $119,500 $103,500
Monmouth/Ocean County NJ 14.7% $343,500 $299,400
San Francisco Bay Area CA 14.0% $646,300 $567,000
New Haven/Meriden CT 13.6% $260,500 $229,400
Gainesville FL 13.6% $166,900 $146,900
Baltimore MD 13.6% $250,500 $220,500
Nassau/Suffolk County NY 12.8% $422,200 $374,400
Tucson AZ 12.6% $179,900 $159,700
Springfield MO 12.6% $110,200 $97,900
Bergen/Passaic County NJ 12.6% $432,200 $383,900
Tacoma WA 12.1% $204,600 $182,500
Jacksonville FL 11.7% $157,600 $141,100
Tampa/St.Petersburg/Clearwater FL 11.2% $167,000 $150,200
Portland ME 10.9% $237,400 $214,000
Newark NJ 10.7% $393,600 $355,400
Phoenix AZ 10.6% $172,700 $156,100
Hartford CT 10.6% $235,400 $212,900
New York/N. NewJersey/Long Island NY/NJ/CT 10.3% $405,400 $367,400
Madison WI 10.2% $213,900 $194,100
Seattle WA 10.1% $303,900 $276,100
Wilmington DE/NJ/MD 10.0% $194,700 $177,000
Pensacola FL 10.0% $133,800 $121,600
Milwaukee WI 10.0% $205,100 $186,500
Tallahassee FL 9.7% $155,600 $141,800
Portland OR 9.6% $215,100 $196,200
Richmond/Petersburg VA 9.5% $174,600 $159,400
Middlesex/Somerset/Hunterdon NJ 9.2% $364,300 $333,600
Charleston WV 9.0% $119,700 $109,800
Philadelphia PA/NJ 8.9% $198,100 $181,900
Springfield MA 8.8% $170,100 $156,400
Boston MA 8.8% $398,900 $366,600
Spokane WA 8.7% $132,400 $121,800
Chicago IL 8.6% $270,400 $249,100
Champaign/Urbana/Rantoul IL 8.6% $131,200 $120,800
Shreveport LA 8.5% $111,600 $102,900
Fargo/Moorhead ND/MN 8.5% $124,600 $114,800
Rochester NY 8.3% $114,900 $106,100
Atlantic City NJ 8.2% $198,500 $183,500
Corpus Christi TX 7.8% $116,900 $108,400
Worcester MA 7.7% $283,500 $263,200
United States 7.7% $188,500 $175,000
Topeka KS 7.4% $109,700 $102,100
Aurora/Elgin IL 7.3% $230,400 $214,800
Charleston SC 7.0% $184,000 $172,000
Trenton NJ 6.9% $250,400 $234,300
Birmingham AL 6.3% $147,800 $139,000
Rockford IL 5.6% $125,200 $118,600
Minneapolis/St. Paul MN/WI 5.6% $219,800 $208,200
Eugene/Springfield OR 5.2% $165,900 $157,700
Sioux Falls SD 5.1% $129,600 $123,300
Jackson MS 5.1% $121,100 $115,200
Baton Rouge LA 5.1% $130,800 $124,500
New Orleans LA 4.8% $143,500 $136,900
Lake County IL 4.5% $289,700 $277,100
Des Moines IA 4.3% $144,500 $138,500
Chattanooga TN/GA 4.3% $125,800 $120,600
Springfield IL 4.2% $98,300 $94,300
Saint Louis MO/IL 4.1% $136,000 $130,700
Buffalo/Niagara Falls NY 4.0% $94,200 $90,600
San Antonio TX 3.9% $126,500 $121,800
Cedar Rapids IA 3.8% $129,800 $125,100
Biloxi/Gulfport MS 3.7% $115,800 $111,700
Mobile AL 3.6% $130,500 $126,000
Boise City ID 3.3% $140,100 $135,600
Pittsburgh PA 3.1% $116,000 $112,500
Knoxville TN 3.1% $135,000 $130,900
Nashville TN 3.0% $149,000 $144,600
Ft. Wayne IN 3.0% $99,700 $96,800
South Bend/Mishawaka IN 2.9% $98,500 $95,700
Kansas City MO/KS 2.8% $152,300 $148,200
Lincoln NE 2.7% $139,600 $135,900
Lansing/East Lansing MI 2.7% $139,200 $135,500
Greensboro/Winston-Salem/HighPoint NC 2.5% $143,100 $139,600
Tulsa OK 2.3% $115,800 $113,200
Cincinnati OH/KY/IN 2.3% $146,100 $142,800
Raleigh/Durham NC 2.2% $184,800 $180,900
Lexington/Fayette KY 2.1% $139,500 $136,600
Beaumont/Port Arthur TX 2.0% $95,300 $93,400
Grand Rapids MI 1.7% $133,800 $131,600
Memphis TN/AR/MS 1.6% $140,000 $137,800
Albuquerque NM 1.6% $144,500 $142,200
Richland/Kennewick/Pasco WA 1.5% $150,800 $148,600
Omaha NE/IA 1.4% $134,100 $132,300
Atlanta GA 1.4% $159,700 $157,500
Gary/Hammond IN 1.3% $125,600 $124,000
Little Rock AR 1.2% $110,900 $109,600
Akron OH 1.1% $122,900 $121,600
Appleton/Oshkosh/Neenah WI 1.0% $122,100 $120,900
Wichita KS 0.9% $106,700 $105,700
Amarillo TX 0.9% $98,100 $97,200
Indianapolis IN 0.7% $128,500 $127,600
Austin/San Marcos TX 0.4% $158,700 $158,100
Montgomery AL 0.3% $120,600 $120,200
Columbus OH 0.1% $151,100 $151,000
El Paso TX 0.0% $95,100 $95,100
Green Bay WI -0.1% $144,800 $145,000
Greenville/Spartanburg SC -0.2% $132,700 $133,000
Dayton/Springfield OH -0.8% $118,500 $119,400
Houston TX -1.2% $137,500 $139,200
Louisville KY/IN -1.4% $132,500 $134,400
Waterloo/Cedar Falls IA -1.6% $96,700 $98,300
Dallas TX -1.6% $140,300 $142,600
Syracuse NY -1.9% $102,700 $104,700
Canton OH -1.9% $119,300 $121,600
Toledo OH -3.0% $114,100 $117,600
Kalamazoo MI -3.0% $126,800 $130,700
Youngstown/Warren OH N/A N/A N/A
Sarasota FL N/A $270,400 N/A
Salt Lake City/Ogden UT N/A $161,300 N/A
Saginaw/Bay City/Midland MI N/A N/A N/A
Reno NV N/A $299,200 N/A
Ft. Worth/Arlington TX N/A N/A N/A
Detroit MI N/A N/A N/A
Denver CO N/A N/A $249,600
Columbia SC N/A N/A $129,100
Colorado Springs CO N/A N/A N/A
Cleveland OH N/A N/A N/A
Charlotte/Gastonia/RockHill NC/SC N/A N/A $161,600
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