Home buyers in Greater Boston should expect to pay about 22 percent of their income, or $1,380 a month, on mortgage payments. That share is down from the pre-bubble years of 1985 to 2000, but still higher than the national average of 15.1 percent. Things could be worse; according to the real state firm Zillow, 10 other markets across the country are pricier than Boston. Here is the complete set of cities included in the study.
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