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24/7 Wall St.: The 10 States with the Strongest Housing Markets

9. Hawaii

1 yr. home price change: +5.7%
Median home price: $522,000
Unemployment rate: 6.4% (14th lowest)

Hawaii has the highest median home price of any state by a wide margin. That is even after home prices fell 20.4% between the 2007 housing market peak through the first quarter of this year. Forecasts, however, show that the recent improvement should moderate. Corelogic predicts home prices will rise 3.2% between the first quarter of next year and the first quarter of 2014. That ranks Hawaii No. 28 among all states. The value of a home in Hawaii is predicted to rise 3% on an annualized basis between the first quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2017, only the 35th highest increase among all states.

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