While home values nationwide are still down 13.5% from their pre-housing bust peaks, prices in these major housing markets have recovered -- and then some, according to Zillow.
Despite rising home prices and climbing mortgage rates, it's still cheaper to buy a home than rent one in these 10 major cities.
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These metro areas have the highest percentage of affordable homes, according to the Housing Opportunity Index.
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