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Home prices are going down, down, down in these U.S. counties
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The median sales price of homes in the U.S. climbed to a new high in November 2016, hitting $218,175. That figure marks roughly fives year of steady growth in the housing market, rebounding from lows in 2011.

But while prices may be soaring in some places, other areas are seeing a decline in home sales numbers. FindTheHome, a real estate intelligence site powered by Graphiq, found the counties in the U.S. where home prices have decreased the most.

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Using data from CoreLogic, FindTheHome looked at the percent change in average home price between November 2015 and November 2016 for each county. To prevent the list from skewing toward very small counties, the team only included counties with at least 100,000 people.

The majority of counties in the ranking are either from Southern or Midwestern states and have an average one-year decrease in home price of 3.38 percent. Although falling prices can indicate a crashing market, they?re not always a bad thing. More affordable housing can also translate to reduced inequality in the economy and more economic mobility for workers.

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Note: FindTheHome used the 6-month moving average of home sale prices for each county when comparing 2015 and 2016 data to further prevent the list from skewing toward small counties. Any ties are due to rounding.

55. Washington County, Wis.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: West Bend
  • 6-month average sale price: $217,906
    • -0.003% change over 1 year

54. Richland County, Ohio

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Mansfield
  • 6-month average sale price: $102,222
    • -0.1% change over 1 year

53. Walworth County, Wis.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Elkhorn
  • 6-month average sale price: $232,718
    • -0.14% change over 1 year

52. Fayette County, Ky.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Lexington
  • 6-month average sale price: $203,859
    • -0.16% change over 1 year

51. Tulsa County, Okla.

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Tulsa
  • 6-month average sale price: $172,755
    • -0.22% change over 1 year

50. Macon County, Ill.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Decatur
  • 6-month average sale price: $108,576
    • -0.3% change over 1 year

49. Hawaii County, Hawaii

  • Region: West
  • County seat: Hilo
  • 6-month average sale price: $415,125
    • -0.31% change over 1 year

48. Scott County, Iowa

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Davenport
  • 6-month average sale price: $189,373
    • -0.4% change over 1 year

47. Oklahoma County, Okla.

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Oklahoma City
  • 6-month average sale price: $173,744
    • -0.4% change over 1 year

46. Loudoun County, Va.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Leesburg
  • 6-month average sale price: $498,353
    • -0.44% change over 1 year

45. Kent County, Del.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Dover
  • 6-month average sale price: $203,358
    • -0.45% change over 1 year

44. Grayson County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Sherman
  • 6-month average sale price: $168,788
    • -0.49% change over 1 year

43. Faulkner County, Ark.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Conway
  • 6-month average sale price: $148,690
    • -0.52% change over 1 year

42. New Castle County, Del.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Wilmington
  • 6-month average sale price: $255,873
    • -0.55% change over 1 year

41. Midland County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Midland
  • 6-month average sale price: $268,165
    • -0.61% change over 1 year

40. St. Lawrence County, N.Y.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Canton
  • 6-month average sale price: $80,128
    • -0.63% change over 1 year

39. Norfolk City, Va.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: N/A
  • 6-month average sale price: $202,478
    • -0.81% change over 1 year

Note: Norfolk is an independent city in Virginia.

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38. Morris County, N.J.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Morristown
  • 6-month average sale price: $478,251
    • -0.85% change over 1 year

37. Burlington County, N.J.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Mount Holly
  • 6-month average sale price: $241,164
    • -0.9% change over 1 year

36. Collier County, Fla.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Naples
  • 6-month average sale price: $454,358
    • -0.93% change over 1 year

35. Passaic County, N.J.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Paterson
  • 6-month average sale price: $285,238
    • -1.06% change over 1 year

34. Vanderburgh County, Ind.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Evansville
  • 6-month average sale price: $156,693
    • -1.2% change over 1 year

33. Porter County, Ind.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Valparaiso
  • 6-month average sale price: $205,645
    • -1.2% change over 1 year

32. Rock Island County, Ill.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Rock Island
  • 6-month average sale price: $113,240
    • -1.24% change over 1 year

31. Beaver County, Pa.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Beaver
  • 6-month average sale price: $122,264
    • -1.63% change over 1 year

30. Richmond County, Ga.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Augusta
  • 6-month average sale price: $109,219
    • -1.76% change over 1 year

29. Sumter County, Fla.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Bushnell
  • 6-month average sale price: $258,075
    • -2.05% change over 1 year

28. Gregg County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Longview
  • 6-month average sale price: $173,434
    • -2.14% change over 1 year

27. Lafayette Parish, La.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Lafayette
  • 6-month average sale price: $199,874
    • -2.31% change over 1 year

26. Adams County, Pa.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Gettysburg
  • 6-month average sale price: $180,150
    • -2.47% change over 1 year

25. Napa County, Calif.

  • Region: Pacific
  • County seat: Napa
  • 6-month average sale price: $710,495
    • -2.47% change over 1 year

24. Comanche County, Okla.

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Lawton
  • 6-month average sale price: $110,539
    • -2.56% change over 1 year

23. Somerset County, N.J.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Somerville
  • 6-month average sale price: $428,675
    • -2.57% change over 1 year

22. Kanawha County, W.Va.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Charleston
  • 6-month average sale price: $145,579
    • -2.83% change over 1 year

21. Lake County, Ill.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Waukegan
  • 6-month average sale price: $297,853
    • -3.08% change over 1 year

20. Madison County, Ill.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Edwardsville
  • 6-month average sale price: $136,339
    • -3.27% change over 1 year

19. Potter County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Amarillo
  • 6-month average sale price: $148,141
    • -4.05% change over 1 year

18. Alexandria City, Va.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: N/A
  • 6-month average sale price: $528,620
    • -4.28% change over 1 year

Note: Alexandria is an independent city in Virginia.

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17. Tom Green County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: San Angelo
  • 6-month average sale price: $174,549
    • -4.42% change over 1 year

16. Suffolk County, N.Y.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Riverhead
  • 6-month average sale price: $455,714
    • -4.46% change over 1 year

15. Doña Ana County, N.M.

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Las Cruces
  • 6-month average sale price: $253,749
    • -4.52% change over 1 year

14. Peoria County, Ill.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Peoria
  • 6-month average sale price: $141,716
    • -4.57% change over 1 year

13. Ector County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: Odessa
  • 6-month average sale price: $182,398
    • -4.59% change over 1 year

12. Tuscaloosa County, Ala.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Tuscaloosa
  • 6-month average sale price: $319,723
    • -4.67% change over 1 year

11. El Paso County, Texas

  • Region: Southwest
  • County seat: El Paso
  • 6-month average sale price: $168,910
    • -4.9% change over 1 year

10. Blair County, Pa.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Hollidaysburg
  • 6-month average sale price: $108,633
    • -5.29% change over 1 year

9. Bibb County, Ga.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Macon
  • 6-month average sale price: $99,606
    • -5.4% change over 1 year

8. Livingston Parish, La.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Livingston
  • 6-month average sale price: $148,774
    • -5.53% change over 1 year

7. Berkshire County, Mass.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Pittsfield
  • 6-month average sale price: $226,881
    • -6.36% change over 1 year

6. Ouachita Parish, La.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Monroe
  • 6-month average sale price: $156,964
    • -6.55% change over 1 year

5. Atlantic County, N.J.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Mays Landing
  • 6-month average sale price: $204,378
    • -8.35% change over 1 year

4. Fairfield County, Conn.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: N/A
  • 6-month average sale price: $543,076
    • -9.78% change over 1 year

3. Washington County, Pa.

  • Region: Northeast
  • County seat: Washington
  • 6-month average sale price: $172,254
    • -10.84% change over 1 year

2. Tazewell County, Ill.

  • Region: Midwest
  • County seat: Pekin
  • 6-month average sale price: $113,666
    • -15.47% change over 1 year

1. Robeson County, N.C.

  • Region: Southeast
  • County seat: Lumberton
  • 6-month average sale price: $83,889
    • -28.62% change over 1 year
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