Wait a second. At a time when real estate prices have been in almost perpetual free fall for more than a year, are there really places around the U.S. where home values are going up? Unbelievable as it may sound, yes.
According to real estate site Zillow.com's second-quarter home value index, there are more than 30 metro areas across the country where values have risen from the first quarter of the year to the second quarter.
Boulder, Colo., the affluent Denver suburb where the share of homes with increasing values rose nearly 60%.
The top 5 in the list are:
1. Boulder, CO