U.S. Home Prices Rose In 93% Of Metro Areas During The Second Quarter

By Steve GoldsteinMarketWatch Pulse

The median existing single-family home price rose in 93% of 176 metropolitan areas during the second quarter, the National Association of Realtors reported Tuesday. That's up from 85% of metro areas in the first quarter. The price rose 8.2% compared to the second-quarter of 2014 to $229,400. The five most expensive housing markets in the second quarter were the San Jose, Calif., metro area, where the median existing single-family price was $980,000; San Francisco, $841,600; Anaheim-Santa Ana, Calif., $685,700; Honolulu, $698,600; and San Diego, $547,800. The five lowest-cost metro areas in the second quarter were Cumberland, Md., where the median single-family home price was $82,400; Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio, $85,000; Rockford, Ill., $94,700; Decatur, Ill., $96,000; and Elmira, N.Y., $98,300.

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