Homes from the fastest- and slowest-growing markets

Here are 12 median-priced homes in markets around the nation. Some of these markets are still gaining ground but in others, prices are headed down.

Birmingham, Alabama
12-month forecast: 3.6% gain
Birmingham, Alabama
Median home price: $165,000
This home's price: $164,900
Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Square feet: N/A

Details: Price increases in Birmingham trailed national trends for many years. This "Old South" city has been a slow but steady performer.

It will continue its steady progress this year and looks good compared with more volatile areas. The neighborhood where this deep-porched clapboard is located is one of well-kept family homes, according to its listing agent, Reginald Ware.

"People take great pride in their homes here," he says. The yards are manicured and house exteriors well maintained. If anything, prices in the neighborhood may even exceed the modest gains forecast for the rest of the metro area.

Broker: Abana Realty - Trussville

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Syracuse

Scranton

Birmingham

Wichita

Edinburg, Texas

Massapequa

Orlando

North Miami

Oro Valley, Arizona

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