Browsing Posts In: Metro affordability

February 21, 2017 Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

The National Association of Realtors quarterly home prices increased again this quarter. With inventory, being an issue in certain metro markets affordability may become a challenge for potential homebuyers. Here is a look at the metro areas for the top five most and least affordable of the fourth quarter 2016 as well as a look […]

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Posted by: Michael Hyman, Research Data Specialist

The National Association of Realtors quarterly home prices increased again this quarter. With inventory, being an issue in certain metro markets affordability may become a challenge for potential homebuyers. Here is a look at the metro areas for the top five most and least affordable of the fourth quarter 2016 as well as a look […]

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January 6, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

The new year has already started off with a bang and NAR’s Research Team has many projects in the works for our members, the media, and the general public related to the housing market. We’ve compiled a little cheat sheet below to help you navigate our resources and keep you up to date with the […]

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Posted by: Amanda Riggs

The new year has already started off with a bang and NAR’s Research Team has many projects in the works for our members, the media, and the general public related to the housing market. We’ve compiled a little cheat sheet below to help you navigate our resources and keep you up to date with the […]

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February 18, 2014 Posted by: Meredith Dunn, Research Communications Representative

Last week, NAR released its latest quarterly metropolitan price and affordability figures. The lion’s share of metropolitan areas continued to experience strong year-over-year price growth in the fourth quarter. A companion metro area annual affordability report shows less favorable conditions, particularly in the West. The median existing single-family home price increased in 73 percent of […]

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August 14, 2012 Posted by: scott

The following table shows the top 10 metro areas with more than 1 million householdsĀ [1] that require the least amount of income to purchase a typically priced homeĀ [2]. Detroit is number one on the list, while Chicago rounds out the bottom of the top 10. While most of the metro areas on the list are […]

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February 21, 2012 Posted by: scott

EHS 2011Q4 Release: February 9, 2012 Housing affordability conditions improved in most metropolitan areas from softer existing-home prices and record-low mortgage interest rates in the fourth quarter, with rising sales and lower inventory creating more balanced conditions. Here is a closer look at some highlights from the quarterly release: The median existing single-family home price […]

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