According to the September 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for the next 200 largest markets. Among the nation’s top 300 markets, a total of 170 or 57 percent have now achieved full price recovery.

By September, 53 out of the top 100 markets showed a complete price recovery – two more than reported in August – with an additional 117 out of 200 midsize markets continuing to see recovery above pre-recession levels.

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA led the nation in September for the largest annual percentage change in pricing at 7.97 percent. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO came in second with a 7.73 percent annual price increase, and Portland Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA was third at 7.29 percent.

“The housing recovery continued at a steady pace in September, as two of the nation’s largest markets joined the ranks of the fully restored. More big cities are on the way toward recovery; 39 of the 100 largest markets are within 25 percent of reaching their peak prices. For homeowners in these markets and elsewhere, price recovery is restoring their lost equity and increasing their financial security,” said David Mele, president of

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