This article was posted in the Home Buying Institute website.  This is a strong indication that Sacramento and the surrounding communities are one of the most desirable areas to live in in the United States.  And of the 10 areas listed, California had 4 of the 10 areas that prices have risen.

10 Metro Areas Where List Prices Have Risen the Most

We sorted the data by list price to find out which cities had the largest year-over-year increase in their median asking prices for homes. The following metro areas had the largest annual gains in this category, from May 2013 to May 2014:

  1. Stockton-Lodi, CA (+42.7%)
  2. Las Vegas, NV (+24.1%)
  3. Houston, TX (+23.1%)
  4. Reno, NV (+22.9%)
  5. Denver, CO (+20.7%)
  6. Riverside-San Bernardino, CA (+19.7%)
  7. Sacramento, CA (+19.3%)
  8. Boulder-Longmont, CO (+19.3%)
  9. San Diego, CA (+17.7%)
  10. Austin-San Marcos, TX (+17.3%)