Affordability Archive

Affordability in Monthly Mortgage Payments

Home prices have rebounded nicely with the latest median home price on a single-family home at $220,600 in the U.S., up from around $160,000 just few years ago. Such a robust price gain from the trough would imply less...

The REALTOR® University Speaker Series

NAR Research, in conjunction with REALTOR® University, is pleased to present a free learning resource for REALTORS® and life-long learners alike.  The REALTOR® University Speaker Series is a luncheon lecture series that is open to students, members, and the...

Homeownership Rates: Top and Bottom 5 States

Affordability has a strong impact on homeownership.  Not surprisingly, four of five states with the lowest homeownership rates in the US are characterized by markets with high prices.  Washington, DC has the lowest homeownership rate at 45.3%.   At the...

Mortgage Rates

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses mortgage rates and affordability....

Home Price Update

Home prices keep going up, according to the latest data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  Prices are up 3.7 percent from one year ago to May.  The Mountain states covering Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado, and New...