Home values throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties are expected to increase 5.7 percent during the next year — the highest rate among the country's top 100 metro areas, according to real estate analytics firm Zillow.

If predictions hold true, Orlando home-price growth this year would exceed the 4.6 increase in home prices expected nationally. The forecasts factor in projected increases in mortgage interest rates.

Limited supply, rising home values, ample jobs and income growth elevated Orlando to the nation's top market position among the 50 largest metro areas for the current quarter, according to real estate analyst Ten-X. 

Orlando had the highest expected home appreciation for 2017, Zillow ranked it as the fourth-hottest market overall