According to Business Insider, Yakima will have one of the hottest real estate markets in the country over the next five years.  A report shows Yakima projected to have the fourth hottest market in the United States, behind Glens Falls, New York, Yuma, Arizona and Eugene-Springfield, Oregon.   Yakima is the only market in Washington to make the top 15.  According to the study,  home prices in Yakima are down 8.1 percent since their Q1 2009 peak. It has a median home price of $168,800. Yakima also has a population of 247,141, an unemployment rate of 10.2 percent, and a median family income of $47,800. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-15-best-housing-markets-for-the-next-five-years-2012-11?op=1#ixzz2M7qOE0vV