Areas Where Home Prices Are Rising the Most

While the housing downturn hammered most of the nation, some areas improved, says.

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While median American home values posted their steepest year-to-year drop in a dozen years during the first quarter of 2008, a number of areas actually reported increases, according to a report by Of the 160 metro areas covered in the report, only 30 did not decline from the same period last year. Here are the best performers:

RegionMedian PriceYear-Over-Year ChangeMobile, Ala.$120,50011.8%Jacksonville, N.C.$135,5006.7%Burlington, N.C.$132,5006.3%Yakima, Wash.$126,5005.2%Oklahoma City$104,5005.0%Pueblo, Colo.$121,5004.9%Winston-Salem, N.C.$133,0004.7%Redding, Calif.$279,0004.5%Raleigh- Cary, N.C.$220,0003.8%Grand Junction, Colo.$219,0003.7%