It's no secret that U.S. home prices have rebounded from their recession lows, to the extent that some people are wondering if we're in a new real estate bubble.
The most recent data from the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which looks at all nine U.S. census divisions, noted both its 10-city and 20-city composites had year-over-year gains of 4.7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Home prices also had 35 straight months of gains as of May, with the San Francisco and Denver metro areas reporting the highest increases over the past 12 months.
But some housing markets are more competitive than others. FindTheHome.com has come up with its own list of the most competitive housing markets -- which it defines as a market appealing to both buyers and sellers, that has grown substantially over the past year and that is expected to continue that growth in the year ahead.
The site also analyzed data regarding one-year price growth forecasts, price growth over the past year, median sales prices and average days on the market
With all that in mind, click ahead to see FindTheHome's nine most competitive housing markets of 2015.