In this photo taken June 9, 2015, a sold sign is displayed in the yard of a newly built home in the Briar Chapel community in Chapel Hill, N.C. Standard & Poor’s releases its 20-city home price index for April on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

US home prices climbing steadily

Strong job growth and low mortgage rates have prompted greater demand for housing, boosting home values. The continued gains are at roughly double the pace of wage growth.