Home values rise in 30 cities: Is your city one of them?

New survey shows 30 cities saw home prices rise in the third quarter.

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    A sale sign sits outside a vacant home in Dallas earlier this fall. The metro area is one of 30 that saw home prices rise in the third quarter from a year ago, the National Association of Realtors reported Nov. 10.
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Finally! Some real glimmers of hope on the home-price front.

Thirty cities in the third quarter saw median home prices rise from the same period a year ago, according to a National Association of Realtors report released Tuesday. That still leaves 123 metro areas where home values are falling. Nationally, the median home price fell 11 percent to $177,900 from a year ago.

Nevertheless, the fact that 30 metro areas now have seen a rebound suggests that some regions of the United States are emerging from the real-estate bust. They are by and large smaller metro areas, mostly located in the nation's midsection and far from the big bubble states of real estate: Arizona, California, Florida, and Nevada. They're usually comfortable places with real estate prices below the national average, like Cumberland, Md., and Davenport, Iowa.

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Here's the list of the 30 cities with the local median price of a home and its percentage rise in value from a year ago:

1. Cumberland, MD-WV  ($122,100) 19.2%
2. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL  ($115,600) 14.3%
3. Oklahoma City, OK ($144,100) 9.1%
4. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA  ($152,300) 8.6%
5. Cedar Rapids, IA ($145,700) 7.6%
6. Bismarck, ND ($157,200) 7.5%
7. Ft. Wayne, IN ($102,500) 6.9%
8. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY ($119,700) 4.8%
9. Jackson, MS  ($141,200) 4.6%
10. Durham, NC  ($184,300) 3.6%
11. Charleston, WV ($132,000) 3.4%
12. Springfield, IL ($114,400) 3.2%
13. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX  ($133,600) 3.1%
14. Yakima, WA ($158,400) 2.7%
15. Manchester-Nashua, NH  ($237,600) 2.6%
16. Fargo, ND-MN  ($142,100) 2.4%
17. Florence, SC  ($121,300) 2.4%
18. Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA ($118,200) 2.4%
19. Memphis, TN-MS-AR ($129,300) 2.2%
20. Indianapolis, IN ($120,200) 2.0%
21. Little Rock-N. Little Rock, AR ($132,500) 2.0%
22. Denver-Aurora, CO ($229,100) 1.8%
23. Pittsburgh, PA ($124,600) 1.5%
24. Des Moines, IA ($156,600) 0.8%
25. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA  ($172,200) 0.7%
26. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN ($88,500) 0.6%
27. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX  ($150,500) 0.2%
28. Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX  ($160,600) 0.2%
29. Louisville, KY-IN ($135,600) 0.1%
30. Omaha, NE-IA ($137,600) 0.1%
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