U.S. home values rose 6.4 percent this year, a sign of a strengthening housing market, according to an analysis of available data. But home price gains remain uneven.
A closer look reveals that only nine states bested the national average. Home values in the remaining 41 states and the District of Columbia fell below the average, with Connecticut posting no increase at all and Louisiana recording the only year-over-year price decline in the country.
Home price changes were estimated using CoreLogic’s monthly home price index January through October, the most recent data available. The estimates could change when the November and December indexes are released next year.