Home prices in Cleveland declined 19 percent since June 2006, according to the three-month moving average in the Case-Shiller index. Metro Cleveland has had an up-and-down ride, but over the past year prices have bumped upward by 2 percent.
Home prices are recovering in some regions, fluctuating in others, and stuck in the basement in still others. How they are faring may yet be an important factor in the 2012 presidential election. Here's how home prices in metro areas in six swing states compare with those at the housing market's peak in 2006.