By Catherine Reagor | The Republic
Metro Phoenix’s steadily rising home values do come with a price.
While most homeowners are euphoric to have equity again, each uptick in prices leaves more buyers struggling to afford a home of their own.
During the past year, the typical Valley home price has climbed more than 9 percent.
The increase was enough to knock the Phoenix area off a top 10 list of the most affordable big U.S. cities to buy homes.