NBCNEWS.COM - Since home prices peaked in the beginning of 2006, the U.S. median home price is down by a third. And though the market has begun to show signs of bottoming out, prices are still down nationally by 1.9 percent from last year and are expected to fall an additional 1 percent from the beginning of this year through 2013.
Of the 384 largest housing markets measured by real estate data company Fiserv,
69 have seen home prices fall more than the national average. 24/7 Wall
St. reviewed the markets with the worst home price declines from their
pre-recession peak. Of those metro areas, we identified the markets
where the median price did not improve in any of the periods measured by
Fiserv as of the first quarter of 2012. The 10 worst are housing
markets that have fallen at least 55 percent and have yet to recover. click here to read more