Top 25 states where homes are becoming more valuable

Gabrielle Olya

If you're looking to buy a home, it's smart to analyze the real estate market by state. You might want to buy in a state where real estate values are rising, so you can get the highest return on investment if you eventually decide to sell.

To determine the states where real estate values are increasing the most and least, GOBankingRates analyzed the change in home values over the last five years in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., with rankings based on monthly, quarterly, yearly and five-year changes.

Click through to see where home values are rising the most and least.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: Top 25 States Where Homes Are Becoming More Valuable