Tag Archive: house affordability

Making America Unaffordable Again

Since bottoming out in the first quarter of 2012, U.S. median home prices have risen 69 percent while average weekly wages have risen just 9 percent during the same time period, pushing more and more local housing markets into a… 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 »

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 »

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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