Washington was one of only two metropolitan areas to see housing price gains in the third quarter.
Honolulu was the other city with quarter-over-quarter gains,
according to report from real estate data tracking firm Clear Capital.
Nationwide, it says home prices were down an average of 5.8 percent in the third quarter, when compared to the second quarter.
In the Washington area, median prices were up 1.5 percent from the previous quarter and up 7.5 percent from a year ago.
Honolulu saw a 2.4 percent quarterly gain in prices.
"From a local perspective, we continue to see individual markets
distance themselves from national price levels in both positive and
negative directions," said Clear Capital senior statistician Dr. Alex Villacorta.
"Washington maintains its positive price growth with prices now 15
percent above last year's lows, while the four biggest Florida markets
are now seeing new price lows since the housing downturn began."
The biggest quarterly decline in home prices was in Columbus, Ohio,
according to Clear Capital, where prices were down 15.3 percent from
the second quarter.
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