Housing affordability is a major concern, but that doesn't mean home ownership is out of reach. From Chicago to Dallas, the salary required to afford a home might be less than you’d expect.

While home prices are skyrocketing year after year in places like New York and San Francisco, not all big cities are suffering the same fate.

The recent Unison Home Affordability Report for 2018 researched housing prices across the country, and paired them with median income and how long it might take to save a 5 percent or 10 percent down payment. And there’s good news: Many major metros still have homes people can afford.

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