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

3. Utah

1 yr. home price change: +9.3%
Median home price: $129,000
Unemployment rate: 6.0% (11th lowest)

The damage to the Utah housing market during 2007 to 2011 was worse than most states — home prices fell 21.6% over that period. That rates Utah 34th among all states based on that measurement. The recovery of the market is predicted to be particularly strong for the next several years, nearly as strong as the 9.3% jump in median home price from July 2011 to July 2012. Corelogic expects home prices to rise 5.8% from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014, which ranks it 10th among all states on that metric. Over the five years through the first quarter 2017, on a per annum basis, the improvement is forecast to be 3.9%, which ranks it 15th among states.

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