Tag Archive: Affordability

The Correlation Between California Commute Times and Home Value

With sandy beaches to the West, sweeping deserts to the East, and majestic mountains in between, it’s no wonder that so many people want to call California home. Because of its popularity, however, affordable homes are hard to find. In… Read More »

Q2 2017 U.S. Median Home Price at Least Affordable Level Since Q3 2008

Median Home Prices Rose Faster Than Wages in 87 Percent of Local Markets; 45 Percent of Markets Less Affordable Than Their Historic Norms, an Eight-Year High IRVINE, Calif. – June 29, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s… Read More »

Are We Headed for Another Bursting Housing Bubble in 2017?

Housing prices may be appreciating at a seemingly unsustainable rate once again in some markets around the country, but Christopher Thornberg believes the nation’s economic fundamentals will continue to be much more sound in 2017 than when the market began… Read More »

Buying More Affordable than Renting in 66 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Rents and Home Prices Rising Faster than Wages in Majority of Markets Counties in San Francisco, DC, Key West, Hawaii Top Least Affordable Rental Markets Rents Rising Faster Than Home Prices in San Diego, Orange County, Dallas, San Jose IRVINE,… Read More »

Why Homes Are More Affordable with Home Prices Higher | RealtyTrac Report


Daren Blomquist RealtyTrac Vice President goes over why homes are more affordable even though home prices are higher.

Top 10 Housing Markets with Home Prices Furthest Below Pre-Crisis Peaks

Using data from its February 2015 U.S. Home Price Appreciation Analysis, RealtyTrac identified the top 10 markets that are still furthest below their pre-housing crisis peaks. Many of these markets were among those where home prices were most inflated during the housing bubble… Read More »

Top 10 Housing Markets with Home Prices Above Pre-Crisis Peaks

Using data from its February 2015 U.S. Home Price Appreciation Analysis, RealtyTrac identified the top 10 markets that have exceeded their pre-housing crisis peaks in the last year. Probably not a big surprise is San Jose, California with all its… Read More »

Live Life Cleaner; Move to One of These Counties

With Earth Day right around the corner, RealtyTrac wanted to find out where the most earth friendly counties resided. Analyzing various datasets including percent of good air quality days, the percent of people who walk to work, and then the… Read More »

California’s Least Affordable Counties

Earlier this year, RealtyTrac® released data on America’s least affordable cities. With two-thirds of the Top 15 located in California, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data decided to take closer look at the Golden State. Using data collected… Read More »

Share of Low Down Payment Loans at 11-Year Low

RealtyTrac analyzed the size of down payments on nearly 20 million purchase loans for single family homes and condos nationwide from 2004 through 2014 and found that in 2014 the share of buyers putting down 3 percent or less dropped… Read More »

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