Nobody can really predict the future...especially in matters such as finance, home prices, employment, etc. With that said, Akron has received a bit of press lately regarding home prices. As of mid-month in August, prices were up about 36% from a year ago, the largest price gain in the ENTIRE country. Akron even gained more than cities such as San Francisco, CA! You can't deny these findings. This is a great boost for Akron as it was published in mutiple newspapers. And, as a life long "Akron-nite" I know how great this city is and all the hidden surprises that can be found around the city like the wonderful Art Meuseam, great resurants, a thriving art community, beautiful parks, our great "Keep Akron Beautiful" volunteers & a growing college community @ Akron U. If you keep your eye open & look around the city whether it be West Akron, North Akron, etc. and all the communities in between Akron is pulling through and growing as a community.