Q2 Price Growth Largest Since 2005, Distressed Sales Drop – FHFA

The Federal Housing Finance Agency points to even more positive signs for real estate after six years of negativity. U.S. house prices rose 1.8 percent from the first quarter of 2012 to the second quarter, according to the FHFA.

The below article lists nationwide the metropolitan areas with the highest year-over-year appreciation and the highest year-over-year depreciation.
The Tampa housing market makes neither list.
Paul and Debbie
http://www.dsnews.com/articles/negative-equity-more-common-among-younger-age-group-zillow-2012-08-23