EXCERPT: “Home buyers have historically earned more money, on average, than other households – but the income disparity between those groups at the national level is growing along with climbing home values. Because owning a home has a long-term impact on wealth, that disparity is another way to gauge wealth inequality. Households that bought a home in 2017 earn more than 62.7 percent of U.S. households overall, up from 59.8 percent in 2012. That means the threshold for being a typical home buyer moved more than 3.5 million households up the income distribution ladder.” FULLSTORY: