Markets & Economy

Top 10 metros for home price gains

Denver and San Francisco see 10 percent year-over-year increases

Backing the findings of other recent reports, Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller’s U.S. National Home Price Index shows that home prices continue to escalate. Spanning April 2014 to April 2015, 10 markets experienced year-over-year price growth that exceeded 5 percent. Overall, home prices escalated by 4.2 percent during the 12-month period. Two markets -- Denver and San Francisco -- witnessed increases of 10.3 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Five additional markets saw home prices growth by more than 7 percent: Dallas (8.8 percent) Miami (8.5 percent) Tampa (7.6 percent) Seattle (7.5 percent) Portland, Oregon (7.1 percent) Las Vegas (6.3 percent growth), Los Angeles (6.1 percent) and Charlotte (5.6 percent) represent additional markets where home prices grew by more than 5 percent. “Home prices continue to rise across the country, but the pace is not accelerating,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at...