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Stockton, California, April, 30, 2012 - The housing bust ravaged the city. The median home price in Stockton, which tripled between 1998 and 2005, has fallen below the pre-boom numbers in roughly the same amount of time. In the first half of 2012 it had the highest foreclosure rate of any city in the country, with 1 in 140 being foreclosed in January 2012 according to online foreclosure marketplace RealtyTrac.