According to the latest Zillow Market Report, the median U.S. home value rose 8.7% to $215,600, representing the fastest year-over-year increase since June, 2006.  Zillow says this gain is part of a general upward trend that started in early 2015 when values were climbing at less than 5% year-over-year.  In addition to rising values, Zillow says the median U.S. rent grew by 2.5% (year-over-year) to $1,449 a month and has been growing by more than 2% since September 2017.  Be sure to click on the interactive map below for more detail.

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