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Realtor Randy Courtney is pictured in Tempe, Ariz. (Jeremy Hobson/Here & Now)
Realtor Randy Courtney is pictured in Tempe, Ariz. (Jeremy Hobson/Here & Now)

Realtor Randy Courtney takes Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson on a tour of Tempe, a Phoenix suburb that's seen it all.

Metro Phoenix was ground zero in the 2008 housing market collapse, but the city's real estate market is bouncing back. Only one-fifth of homes are now underwater, compared to nearly three-quarters at the height of the crisis.

The market is cooling a bit after investors swooped in to buy up short sales. And a housing shortage has brought prices up to 2003 levels.

As Courtney tells Here & Now, Phoenix was "one of worst-hit places but one of the quickest to rebound."

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This segment aired on October 10, 2013.

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