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One in Four U.S. Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Historic Affordability Averages in First Quarter of 2017

U.S. Affordability Index Drops to a More Than 8-Year Low Despite Annual Wage Growth Outpacing Home Price Growth in 53 Percent of Local Markets   IRVINE, Calif. – March 30, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest… Read More »

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U.S. Home Affordability Drops to 8-Year Low in Q4 2016

29 Percent of Local Markets Less Affordable Than Historic Norms, Highest Since Q3 2009; Annual Home Price Appreciation Outpaced Wage Growth in 81 Percent of Markets; Affordability Index Improved From Year Ago in 18 Percent of Markets; IRVINE, Calif. –… Read More »

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24 Percent of U.S. County Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Their Historic Norms in Q3 2016

Highest Share Since Q3 2009 Despite Improving Affordability in Some High-Priced Markets; Home Prices Rose Faster Than Wages in 89 Percent of Counties, Reversing Recent Trend; Closing Costs Highest in NYC, Lowest in St. Louis IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 29,… Read More »

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18 Percent of Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Historically Normal Levels in Q2 2016

Up From 5 Percent of Markets in Previous Quarter, But Down From 20 Percent a Year Ago; Wages Rose Faster Than Home Prices in 55 Percent of Markets, Reversing Four-Year Trend; IRVINE, Calif. – June 23, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com),… Read More »

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Save Qualifying Homebuyers More Than $17,000 on Average Over Life of Loan

Average Assistance Covers 3 Percent Down Payment in 82 Percent of 513 Markets Analyzed; Average Assistance Short of 3 Percent Down in NYC, DC, Salt Lake City, Baltimore Counties NEW ORLEANS – June 9, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s… Read More »

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9 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets Less Affordable in Q1 2016 Than Historic Norms, Up From 2 Percent a Year Ago

Includes Counties in Denver, New York, Omaha, Austin, Dallas, San Francisco and St. Louis; Median Home Price Growth Outpaced Wage Growth in More Than 60 Percent of Counties; IRVINE, Calif. – March 24, 2016 — RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading… Read More »

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How Home Affordability Will Suffer as Interest Rates Rise: County-Level Heat Map

With the Federal Reserve announcement today that it will be raising short-term interest rates by a quarter point — the first time it has done so since June 2006 — RealtyTrac took a look at the potential impact of rising interest rates… Read More »

2015 Schools & Home Affordability | RealtyTrac Report


Daren Blomquist RealtyTrac Vice President goes over affordable zip codes with good schools.

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U.S. Home Affordability Improves to a Two-Year Low in Q1 2015 Even as Home Price Growth Outpaces Wage Growth

But Wage Growth Outpaces Home Price Growth in One-Third of Local Markets, Including Counties in Chicago, Southern California, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C.; Top 5 High Risk and Low Risk Markets Ranked on Affordability and Price Growth Potential IRVINE, Calif. –… Read More »

2015 Low Down Payment Buyer Affordability & Accessibility Analysis | RealtyTrac Report


Ginny Walker takes a look at RealtyTrac’s 2015 low down payment buyer affordability & accessibility analysis.

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