5 best markets

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.
Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
Florence, S.C.
Akron, Ohio

Source: NAR, comparing Q2 2012 to Q2 2011.

Home values were up nationally from the second quarter of 2011 to the same period of 2012, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. See five hot markets where prices went up fastest.