Pot of gold coins. isolated on white.; Shutterstock ID 79726156; PO: Cat Overman; Job: blog post
Dim Dimich Pot of gold coins. isolated on white.; Shutterstock ID 79726156; PO: Cat Overman; Job: blog post

Like a lot of things in life, timing is crucial when buying a home. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, Zillow set out to find the luckiest time and place to buy a home.

Home buyers who bought right at the bottom of the housing bust gained the most equity in their homes as the market bounced back. People who purchased a home in Las Vegas in January 2012 paid $114,600 (lowest median home value) and now own homes valued at $200,400, a 74.9% growth.

San Jose was next with a 69.2% growth since August 2011, followed by San Francisco (64.4% growth since November 2011) and Phoenix (61.8% growth since August 2011).

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