7. Tampa, Fla.
YOY Increase: 5.9%
Down in sunny Tampa, home prices were flat from August to September but still increased by just less than 6% over the entire year. That’s 1.7 percentage points better than the one-year change reported in August.
Part of the reason for the long-term rise in prices could be low home inventory in the area. Back in August, for example, foreclosures and low home sales combined to send inventories to a record low.