10 best and worst housing markets of the first quarter


The National Association of Realtors have released its city by city data for the first quarter. The bad news is that only 18 of the 150 markets surveyed showed appreciation year over year.

But which markets did the best overall?

The Cumberland, Md., metro area was the strongest market overall, with prices up more than 20% year over year. Most of the other markets showing strength were in the Midwest (Davenport, Iowa, and Columbia, Mo.), Upstate New York, and Texas/Oklahoma.

Salt Lake City was one of the stronger markets out West, up 1.9% year over year, but didn't quite make the Top 10 below.