Home Prices Continue to Rise, and More Is Predicted for 2018. Home sellers had it good at the end of last year, racking up profits they hadn’t seen in more than a decade, a new report finds. You are your partner may be thinking of taking advantage of buying a home before prices climb much higher. Love may be blind, but if you and your significant other hope to buy a home together, it’s important to go in with your eyes open. That can mean you’ll need to pop some questions about money—right now.