Change in rent
: +12.3 percent Change in sales price
: +16.1 percent Price drop from peak
: -45.5 percent Job growth, 1 year
: +2.34 percent
Among the real estate markets to have the largest increases in rent in the past year, no region was more severely affected by the recession. Home prices in the area fell 45.5 percent from peak, the 14th-biggest decline in the country. However, the situation has begun to turn around in the area. Home prices increased 16.1 percent in the past year, and rents rose an estimated 12.3 percent during that time. Job growth is strong in the area at 2.34 percent.
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