The reason for the projected increase in home values is a short supply of homes on the market and high demand from buyers.
Analysts point to recent numbers. In December, homes prices in the Sacramento region were up more than 11% compared to a year earlier. It's been about six-years since sales increased by that much.
The median sales price last month was $225,000…putting prices at the level they were about a decade ago.
The data come from Zillow.com - a Seattle-based online service that gives users the estimated value of a home along with maps, aerial photos and a price sampling for other homes in the area.
Zillow analysts predict national home prices will go up by only three percent this year.