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Real Estate Guide 2007
Top 10 essentials
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Top 10 essentials
Top 10 metro home-value gainers for 2006


Bubble burst? What bubble burst? The danger in talking about local situations as if they applied across the board is that real estate is always a local situation and what's a bubble bursting in one area can be a time someone else's balloon is expanding rapidly.

Take a look at these metro areas that were the biggest value gainers in 2006, according the National Association of Realtors.

2006 biggest value gainers
Rank
Metropolitan statistical area
One-year appreciation (%)
1
Salem, Ore.
19.8
2
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.
19.4
3
Spokane, Wash.
17.7
4
Salt Lake City, Utah
16.7
5
Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
16.7
6
Baton Rouge, La.
15.9
7
Gainesville, Fla.
15.9
8
Ocala, Fla.
15.5
9
Dover, Del.
14.7
10
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash.
14.7
Source: National Association of Realtors, February 2007 Metropolitan Area
Existing-Home Prices and State Existing-Home Sales report

-- Posted: March 8, 2007
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