House properties across the Comox Valley have increased in value this year compared to a year ago. Bill Dawson, a deputy assessor with the B-C Assessment Authority, says prices have jumped an average of more than eight per cent. A single family house in Comox is valued at 392-thousand dollars, up nine per cent over last year. Price in Courtenay jumped 30-thousand to 360-thousand dollars while the price in Cumberland climbed to 302-thousand dollars. Assesed value of a single family house in Campbell River increased 3.6 per cent to 303-thousand dollars. In Powell River, the price jumped to 234-thousand dollars from 212-thousand the year before.