As reported in the Naples Daily News, Naples area home prices floats near the top of a rising tide seen across the nation. Home prices nationwide are on the rise and the Naples- Marco Island areas are close to leading the pack. In year-over-year price increases, the Naples- Marco Island area is outpacing many major cities. According to a report issued by real estate data provider CoreLogic, Naples- Marco Island is beating such big cities as Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. In the Naples- Marco Island area, home prices, including distressed sales increased 10.8 % comparded to a year earlier. Excluding distressed sales, they rose 13.2 % . Do these large leaps mean consumers should worry about the threat of a new housing bubble like the one that exploded seven years ago? Sam Khater, deputy chief economist for Core-Logic, said no, because "prices have fallen so far from their peaks." Nationally, prices remain 22.4 % below their April 2006 peak. In Florida, which had many investors looking to cash in on vacation-home price runups during the boom and then hit hard by foreclosure, prices are still 40.5 % below the state's peak, seen in September 2006. Tight inventory for new and existing homes, coupled with pent-up demand from buyers, is driving prices up, the report said.
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