According to a report released today by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), the appreciation in Boulder County was 1.68% for the past year and .06% for the third quarter.

The OFHEO uses data from sales and appraisals to track actual price appreciation using the data from the same house selling or appraising over time.

Boulder yearly appreciation ranked it 237th out of 275 metropolitan areas. This is a drop from second quarter figures, where Boulder was ranked 218th. Nationally there was a 7.73% increase in prices from 3rd quarter 2005 to 3rd quarter 2006. Many of our Western neighbors lead the nation in 1 year appreciation. Here is the top ten:

  1. Idaho – 17.52%
  2. Utah – 17.41%
  3. Oregon – 16.9%
  4. Arizona – 16.37%
  5. Washington – 16.35%
  6. Florida – 15.11%
  7. Wyoming – 14.39%
  8. New Mexico – 14.1%
  9. Hawaii – 13.33%
  10. Maryland – 13.19%
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