What's happened to the market where you live? The table below shows changes in prices for existing homes (single-family houses and condos) for the 100 largest metro areas tracked by Clear Capital, a provider of real estate data and analysis, in 2017. Prices nationwide rose 5.4% over the past year. We also show the change in home prices since the peak of the national market in mid 2006. Prices in about half of the cities have returned to peak levels. We also show how far prices have risen since the bottom of the market in early 2012. Affordability index shows the relative affordability of cities (on a scale of 1 to 10; 1 is most affordable and 10 is least affordable). It's based on the percentage of average wages required to buy a median-priced home (including principal, interest, taxes and insurance) in each metro area in late 2017. To sort the colums by category, click the ▲/▼ buttons to arrange them by ascending or descending value. The default order is alphabetical. The median home price (half of all homes sold cost more, and half cost less) as of December 31 was $232,000. That was $20,000 more than at year-end 2016, reflecting strong demand by buyers for a scarcity of homes for sale. Sales of existing homes rose by 1.1% in 2017, to 5.51 million, and will rise by a smidgen in 2018, according to the National Association of Realtors. Nationwide, the number of existing homes for sale fell in 2017, and the year ended with a historic low of 3.2 months' supply (the time it would take to sell the current number of homes on the market at the current pace). That favors sellers; six to seven months' supply is considered balanced between buyers and sellers. (See Where Home Prices Are Headed in 2018.) Metro Area MedianHome Price % Changein 2017 % ChangeSince Peak* % ChangeSince Bottom† Affordability Index Akron, Ohio$125,000 1.9-19.831.82 Albany, N.Y.$172,0001.9-4.77.55 Allentown, Pa.$175,0005.6-19.917.14 Atlanta, Ga.$190,0007.3-3.288.84 Augusta, Ga.$147,0003.40.419.01 Austin, Texas$251,0003.572.871.29 Bakersfield, Calif.$199,0006.0-26.770.76 Baltimore, Md.$238,0005.6-19.418.27 Baton Rouge, La.$166,0003.513.114.92 Birmingham, Ala.$131,0003.6-11.827.51 Boise City, Idaho$215,0008.76.582.57 Boston, Mass.$398,00016.85.044.69 Bridgeport, Conn.$365,0003.0-20.721.49 Buffalo, N.Y.$125,0007.039.532.63 Cape Coral, Fla.$200,0005.5-22.879.48 Charleston, S.C.$238,0006.212.049.07 Charlotte, N.C.$198,0007.721.749.74 Chattanooga, Tenn.$131,0004.815.734.82 Chicago, Ill.$218,0007.5-17.153.76 Cinncinnati, Ohio$150,0005.3-3.433.44 Cleveland, Ohio$135,0007.1-26.242.23 Colorado Springs, Colo.$260,0008.221.744.67 Columbia, S.C.$133,0004.7-0.418.22 Columbus, Ohio$170,0006.63.349.96 Dallas, Texas$182,00010.953.083.57 Dayton, Ohio$115,0006.3-10.836.21 Deltona, Fla.$170,00011.8-20.587.07 Denver, Colo.$360,0008.954.985.19 Des Moines, Iowa$173,0004.513.532.04 Detroit, Mich.$145,0008.7-28.3111.03 Durham, N.C.$220,0004.422.426.96 Fayetteville, Ark.$163,0006.04.735.22 Fresno, Calif.$233,0008.9-26.767.78 Grand Rapids, Mich.$155,0008.512.487.23 Greensboro, N.C.$118,0002.1-5.519.83 Greenville, S.C.$170,0006.624.739.13 Harrisburg, Pa.$162,0005.0-0.510.73 Hartford, Conn.$201,0003.2-14.510.86 Honolulu, Hawaii$530,0005.536.145.610 Houston, Texas$170,0004.830.267.96 Jacksonville, Fla.$170,00011.6-16.461.07 Knoxville, Tenn.$141,0006.413.527.62 Lakeland, Fla.$146,0003.3-23.258.24 Lancaster, Pa.$184,0006.313.820.46 Lansing, Mich.$128,00011.0-23.660.31 Las Vegas, Nev.$240,00013.6-31.4105.48 Lexington, Ky.$167,0002.44.18.54 Little Rock, Ark.$140,000-2.5-2.0-0.52 Los Angeles, Calif.$605,0007.5-1.378.510 Louisville, Ky.$165,0005.215.625.41 Madison, Wis.$245,0007.719.934.98 McAllen, Texas$118,0004.226.531.84 Memphis, Tenn.$137,00012.7-14.638.41 Miami, Fla.$240,0007.5-21.492.19 Milwaukee, Wis.$192,0003.9-21.134.46 Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.$235,0006.8-6.256.56 Nashville, Tenn.$234,0008.940.662.06 New Orleans, La.$190,0000.57.946.23 New York, N.Y.-N.J.$425,0007.1-8.129.310 Ogden, Utah$211,00015.355.472.47 Oklahoma City, Okla.$155,0002.119.118.13 Omaha, Neb.$175,0006.220.431.65 Orlando, Fla.$205,0008.0-24.879.67 Oxnard, Calif.$565,0004.9-13.256.310 Palm Bay, Fla.$160,0006.3-20.486.94 Pensacola, Fla.$155,00010.1-8.243.94 Philadelphia, Pa.$190,0003.8-10.816.15 Phoenix, Ariz.$240,0008.9-18.187.35 Pittsburgh, Pa.$125,0001.57.821.82 Portland, Ore.$350,0008.130.974.79 Port St. Lucie, Fla.$188,00010.2-18.689.98 Providence, R.I.$246,00011.5-25.250.28 Provo, Utah$250,0008.942.671.48 Raleigh, N.C.$238,0005.923.331.15 Reno, Nev.$320,00012.2-10.0129.59 Richmond, Va.$200,0007.92.734.25 Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.$320,0009.4-20.187.610 Rochester, N.Y.$127,0003.17.316.92 Sacramento, Calif.$359,0009.8-13.0101.910 Salt Lake City, Utah$301,00014.553.584.87 San Antonio, Texas$170,0005.635.849.58 San Diego, Calif.$530,0008.3-1.374.210 San Francisco, Calif.$750,0009.39.7105.410 San Jose, Calif.$1,000,00013.726.996.510 Santa Rosa, Calif.$600,00012.12.192.810 Sarasota, Fla.$225,0006.2-19.074.88 Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa.$80,0000.8-25.33.71 Seattle, Wash.$417,00013.134.492.49 Springfield, Mass.$195,0008.6-5.931.2NA St. Louis, Mo.$155,0006.7-14.335.03 Stockton, Calif.$312,00010.8-26.7116.09 Syracuse, N.Y.$106,0003.12.86.7NA Tampa, Fla.$176,00012.1-17.880.85 Toledo, Ohio$106,0005.8-18.639.11 Tucson, Ariz.$179,0008.2-20.348.25 Tulsa, Okla.$150,0003.89.121.52 Virginia Beach, Va.$215,0003.4-14.416.68 Washington, D.C.$375,0004.5-17.032.09 Winston-Salem, N.C.$137,0005.21.321.41 Youngstown, Ohio$75,0004.6-25.521.71 Home-price data as of December 31, 2017. Cities represent metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the U.S. Census. *Since May 31, 2006, when the housing market peaked nationally. †Since March 31, 2012, when the housing market hit bottom nationally. # Ranked 1 (most affordable) through 10 (least affordable). Sources: Clear Capital ATTOM Data Solutions, U.S. Census.; data is as of December 31, 2017.