San Diego County ended 2008 with the worst real estate downturn on record.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, home prices across the county dropped more than 24 percent since 2007.

The median home price in the county in 2008 was $360,000.

MDA Dataquick reported that the median price has dropped 42 percent since November 2005, when median prices peaked at $517,500.