Home prices: How they are faring in six 2012 swing states

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.

6. Tampa, Fla. – Not recovered

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    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after holding a discussion on housing and foreclosure last week in Tampa, Fla.
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Tampa, Fla., will host the Republican National Convention in August. Home prices are down 47 percent there from mid-2006 to November 2011. 

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