No one can predict the future, but when a city the size of Tacoma, (often in the shadow of larger northwest cities when it comes to real estate reporting) is declared the best bet for price appreciation from 2008-2013, it's hard not to be flattered and excited. This report was put out by Moodys based on information in the Case-Shiller Index.
10 Best Markets:
|Tacoma, WA (metro area)||20.7%|
|San Jose, CA||13.3%|
|Colorado Springs, CO||13.3%|
10 Worst Markets:
|Miami (metro area)||-40.3%|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL (metro area)||-26.4%|
|Los Angeles (metro area)||-22.9%|
|West Palm Beach, FL (metro area)||-20.2%|
|Virginia Beach, VA||-18.2%|
Source: Fiserv, Moody’s Economy.com I live in Tacoma and I love this city. Nothing would make me happier than seeing that kind of appreciation. Regardless of how much stock you put in the Case-Shiller Index, it's great to see good things said about Tacoma. Go back and look, I didn't see the word "Seattle" anywhere in that article...
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