(WASHINGTON) — Home prices jumped 4.6 percent in August compared to a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years, according to private real estate data firm CoreLogic.
CoreLogic breaks down data by state. The five states with the highest home price appreciation according to the report were: Arizona (+18.2 percent), Idaho (+10.4 percent), Nevada (+9.0 percent), Utah (+8.9 percent) and Hawaii (+8.0 percent).
The five states with the greatest home price depreciation according to the report were: Rhode Island (-2.6 percent), Illinois (-2.3 percent), New Jersey (-1.4 percent), Alabama (-0.7 percent) and Connecticut (-0.5 percent).
Here’s how home prices in swing states are doing compared to a year ago, according to CoreLogic:
Here’s sow home prices in the rest of the country are doing compared to a year ago, according to CoreLogic:
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