An analysis of housing market health in 410 U.S. counties over the past eight years found that 96 percent of the markets are better off than they were four years ago when foreclosures peaked, but only 8 percent are better off than they were eight years ago in 2006 before the housing price bubble burst.

RealtyTrac an Irvine, Calif., housing data firm, conducted the study, which included reviewing markets in two-year increments.

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