Growth is slowest in the Northeast, faster in the Midwest
The Wall Street Journal uses data from the National Association of Realtors' most recent study on home prices in 172 metropolitan areas.
The data shows that the median, existing single-family home price rose 4.9 percent to $217,300 year-over-year for the third quarters of 2013 and 2014. However, this growth pace was not shared equally nationwide. Home price growth was only 2.2 percent in the Northeast, compared to 5 percent in the Midwest.