The Fort Myers metropolitan area leads the nation in home price appreciation over the past year, with the median price rising almost 15%. After steady declines, U.S. home prices rose slightly in February and March in some major metro areas, according to CoreLogic and Trulia, two real estate data firms. Price gains have occurred in many hard-hit areas, such as Miami and Phoenix, while losses have been reported in cities ranging from Las Vegas to Seattle to Wilmington, Del.
Here’s a look at some of the cities with the sharpest home price gains and losses over the past year, according to Trulia:
Best metro areas year-over-year change
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.: 14.8% Miami: 14.1% Phoenix: 13.2% Pittsburgh: 9.2% Little Rock, Ark.: 6.7% Orlando: 6.3% North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla.: 6.2% Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.: 6.1% West Palm Beach, Fla.: 5.8% Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Mich.: 5.6%
Worst metro areas year-over-year change
Tacoma, Wash.: -11.9% Seattle: -9.1% Sacramento, Calif.: -8.3% Las Vegas: -7.7% Wilmington, Del.: -7.7% Columbia, S.C.: -7.3% Cleveland: -6.9% Fresno, Calif.: -6.8% Milwaukee: -6.7% Allentown, Pa.: -6.7%