SANTA MARIA, Calif. -

Home prices are on the rise across the nation and some experts think it could be the beginning of another bubble.

Realtors in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have noticed home prices skyrocketing by tens of thousands of dollars over the last year.

The say it's because of the low number of houses on the market and many motivated buyers.

Realtors say the market has stabilized for the winter months, but they expect a bubble to grow when the business picks up again for the summer.