The past year showed a rise in housing markets in the Northwest, and a cooling in the West in previously hot markets such as San Francisco. It seems that trend will continue into next year.

Of the top 25 markets, 15 were confined to four states in the Northwest, which is almost unprecedented, according to the report.

Here are the top five strongest markets predicted by Vero:

5. Boise City, Idaho, with a forecasted appreciation of 9.7%

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4. Seattle, Washington, with a forecasted appreciation of 10.2%

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3. Fort Collins, Colorado, with a forecasted appreciation of 10.3%

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2. Boulder, Colorado, with a forecasted appreciation of 10.5%

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1. Denver, Colorado, with a forecasted appreciation of 10.8%

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Contrarily, here are the top five weakest markets predicted by Vero:

5. Waterloo, Iowa, with a forecasted depreciation of 1.3%

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4. Longview, Texas, with a forecasted depreciation of 1.5%

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3. Cumberland, Maryland, with a forecasted depreciation of 1.7%

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2. Poughkeepsie, New York, with a forecasted depreciation of 2.3%

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1. Atlantic City, New Jersey, with a forecasted depreciation of 2.4%

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(http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38289-forecast-strongest-and-weakest-markets-for-next-year)

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