According to the first quarter Zillow (Z) breakeven horizon analysis shows that among the 35 largest metro areas analyzed, more than half have a breakeven point of less than two years.

These are the metros with the slowest breakeven horizons.

6) Tie - Minneapolis and Baltimore

Both cities have a 3.1 year break even horizon.

4) San Diego

The classy city has 3.2 year break even horizon.

3) Phoenix

Phoenix has a 3.3. year break even horizon.

2) Boston

Boston takes 4 years to break even. (And longer to win the World Series.)

And the city with the longest breakeven horizon was:

1) Washington, D.C.

It takes 4.2 years to break even in Washington.

(No wonder elected officials think they have to stay so long.)