Boston and Worcester are on a list of 10 hard-hit housing markets that are ready for rebound that U.S. News & World Report recently compiled with help from Moody’s Economy.com.

According to the news magazine, Moody’s Economy.com predicts that Worcester home prices will increase about 6 percent by the first quarter of 2012 and 21 percent by the first quarter of 2014.

Moody’s also expects Boston home prices to rise about 3 percent in the first quarter of 2012 and another 18 percent two years later.

The reason, Boston’s and Worcester’s economies are saved by their top-notch hospitals and colleges/universities. Those sectors will continue to help the economy.

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