The chart and table provide two comparisons of the 20 cities covered by the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. The chart shows the gains from January 2000 across the horizontal axis combined with the subsequent drop from the peak on the vertical axis. The dashed lines show equal gain or loss over the period since 2000. The cities in the red oval towards the lower right are the sunbelt — San Diego, Miami, Tampa, Phoenix and Las Vegas. These saw some of the largest price gains, but also suffered some of the biggest declines. To the left are Detroit and Atlanta, cities where prices fell more than the previous gains during the boom. The purple oval on the right picks out three cities that have done the best — New York, Washington and Los Angeles. These are more global in nature and seem to attract buyer interest from outside the United States.
For those who want numbers instead of pictures, the numbers can be found in the table: