Top 10 States With Surging Home Prices

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With the help of low interest rates and inventory levels, the rebound in home prices has attracted a significant amount of attention in recent years. In fact, the housing market is posting the best appreciation gains since the bubble years. However, some states are clearly witnessing more strength than others.

In February, home prices across the nation surged 12.2 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest report from CoreLogic. That is the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains. On a month-over-month basis, home prices increased by 0.8 percent in February compared to January, but remain 16.9 percent below their April 2006 peak.

“As the spring home-buying season kicks off, house price appreciation continues to be strong,” said Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. “Although prices should remain strong in the near term due to a short supply of homes on the market, price increases should moderate over the next year as home equity releases pent-up supply.”

Home prices in Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, and Washington D.C. all reached new all time highs in February. Overall, 22 states are now at or within 10 percent of their home price peaks. Let’s take a look at the top 10 real estate markets by by state, according to year-over-year price gains from CoreLogic.


Austin Texas

10. Texas

12-month change: 10.2 percent

Peak Date: February 2014

Percentage Below Peak: 0 percent



9. New York

12-month change: 10.6 percent

Peak Date: November 2006

Percentage Below Peak: 1.3 percent

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Source: Thinkstock

8. Washington

12-month change: 11.8 percent

Peak Date: July 2007

Percentage Below Peak: 15.8 percent




7. Florida

12-month change: 12.3 percent

Peak Date: October 2006

Percentage Below Peak: 36.4 percent


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Source: Thinkstock

6. Arizona

12-month change: 12.5 percent

Peak Date: June 2006

Percentage Below Peak: 30.5 percent



5. Michigan

12-month change: 13.5 percent

Peak Date: November 2005

Percentage Below Peak: 26.2 percent

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Source: Thinkstock

4. Oregon

12-month change: 13.8 percent

Peak Date: July 2007

Percentage Below Peak: 13.6 percent



3. Georgia

12-month change: 14.2 percent

Peak Date: December 2006

Percentage Below Peak: 15.1 percent

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Source: Thinkstock

2. Nevada

12-month change: 18.5 percent

Peak Date: March 2006

Percentage Below Peak: 39.9 percent


1. California

12-month change: 19.8 percent

Peak Date: May 2006

Percentage Below Peak: 19.8 percent

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