Top 13 Markets for Price Gains

San Francisco Ferry BuildingRealtyTrac, the Irvine Calif. purveyor of housing data, said Wednesday that its March and Q1 2016 U.S. Home Sales Report shows that U.S. home sellers in March on average sold for $30,500 more than they paid, a 17% average gain — the highest average price gain for home sellers in any month since December 2007 at the onset of the Great Recession.

According to the report, among 125 metropolitan statistical areas with at least 300 sales in March, sellers netted the biggest average gains in San Francisco (72% average gain); San Jose, California (60%); Boulder, Colorado (53%); Prescott, Arizona (51%); and Los Angeles (48%). Rounding out the top 13 were Denver (42%); Portland (40%); Austin (40%); Seattle (38%); Baltimore (38%); Riverside-San Bernardino, California (37%); San Diego (36%); and Sacramento (35%).

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