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This week Zillow released a report showing that home prices have increased by 159.7 percent since 1998.

The report also shows that the average home buyer in the Boston metro area must save for 10.5 years in order to make a down payment.

That’s 3.3 years longer than the national average of 7.2 years.

The report is covered at length in an article published by Boston Globe’s Real Estate Blog.

The chart below is taken from that website:

Metropolitan Area Years to Save, Q2 1998 Β Years to Save, Q2 2018 Income Change, 1998-2018 Home Value Change, 1998-2018
United States 5.5 7.2 52.6% 98.6%
New York City 7.2 11.4 57.4% 147.9%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. 8.7 18.4 62.5% 244.5%
Chicago 5.7 6.4 43.4% 60.8%
Dallas-Fort Worth 5.4 6.8 50.4% 90.2%
Philadelphia 4.8 6.6 50.0% 104.8%
Houston, 5.3 6.2 53.5% 78%
Washington, D.C. 5.4 7.9 72.9% 152.7%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale 5.3 10.1 43.3% 172.4%
Atlanta 4.9 6.2 36.4% 71.5%
Boston 7 10.5 72.8% 159.7%
San Francisco 10 18.3 92.8% 252.9%
Detroit 4.9 5.3 25.2% 34.0%
Riverside, Calif. 6.4 11.5 56.9% 182.5%
Phoenix 5.8 8.2 48.8% 111.7%
Seattle 7.4 11.7 76.2% 177.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul 4.7 6.8 52.6% 121.6%
San Diego 8.6 15.4 76.9% 217.4%
St. Louis 4.5 5.1 47.8% 69.5%
Tampa 4.6 7.6 53.3% 156.1%
Baltimore 5.2 6.5 72.5% 114.2%
Denver 6.4 10.3 63.7% 165.3%
Pittsburgh 3.8 4.8 66.7% 111.8%
Portland, Ore. 7 10.6 66.1% 152.3%
Charlotte, N.C. 5 6.2 48% 83.8%
Sacramento 6.9 11.7 60.4% 174.6%
San Antonio 5.4 6.3 61.3% 87.4%
Orlando 5.1 8.2 40% 128%
Cincinnati 4.9 5.1 49.7% 54.6%
Cleveland 5.5 5.2 34.3% 26.8%
Kansas City, Mo. 4.7 5.6 47.7% 76.6%
Las Vegas 6.2 9.2 35.8% 100.8%
Columbus, Ohio 5.3 5.8 50.9% 65.3%
Indianapolis 5.5 5.1 37.6% 28.5%
San Jose, Calif. 10.6 21.8 93.3% 295.9%
Austin, Texas 7 7.9 70.5% 90.9%