It's the kind of news Yakima home buyers were thrilled to hear. Prices dropped in Yakima. Home prices were down a little more than eight percent since the beginning of 2009. business insider predicts Yakima's growth would rise by 7.8 percent in the next five-years. that's why it was named one of the 15 best in the nation for housing markets. The average price of a home in Yakima was 168,000 dollars. Realtor Dennis Rose knew a move to the city was worth it, and now business insider has taken notice of Yakima as well.