Philadelphia's home values jumped 5 percent in the first quarter of 2017, the highest Q1 jump in the history of a key housing index. Yet growth was uneven, as high-priced homes gained more value and low-priced homes stayed stagnant.
Nearly 63 percent of Americans are confident they will be able to afford a house someday. But what's stopping them now? Affording a down payment is the most significant obstacle — even more than debt or job insecurity, a study by Zillow and Ipsos found.
Caitlin McCabe covers Real Estate for the Inquirer.