7. Tampa, FL
Home price forecast (1 year):* -13.8%
This Gulf Coast city cycled through the same kind of bubble as its Atlantic Coast sisters: Prices are down about about 40% from their 2006 high.

Tampa's economy centers around finance, real estate, tourism and insurance and some of those industries suffered during the recession. The unemployment ranks in Greater Tampa have swelled, with 12.4% out of work as of December, well above the national average. The resulting wave of foreclosures has given Tampa a delinquency rate that is 22nd in the nation.
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Median family income:
Median home price:
Affordability index:
(Median home price/family income 2009)
Prices peaked in: 2006:Q2
Total climb during the boom:
(2000 to peak)
Total decline so far:
(Peak through 2009)
One-year change:
(Q4 2008 to Q4 2009)
Additional price change to bottom: -17.2%
When they'll hit bottom: 2010:Q4
*(Q1 2010 - Q1 2011)
† Data is for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area
Median home prices are for single-family homes through the third quarter of 2009, the most recent data available, and include sales of bank-owned properties.
Sources: Fiserv and Moody's
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