Fourth-best market: Seattle
Expected five-year price gain:
"Seattle has weathered the housing downturn better than the majority of the nation, despite a sizable decline in home values," Colpitts says.
He adds that the Emerald City's stable of large, well-paying tech firms -- from
-- bodes well for real estate prices in the 3.4-million person metro area.
"Higher salaries paid to workers should bolster the housing market," the expert says.
Realtor.com lists roughly 1,800 Seattle homes for sale, from a
$60,000 two-bedroom condo
$18 million waterfront estate