Affordability Archive

2016 Fourth Quarter Metro Affordability

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...

A More Encompassing Look at Housing Affordability: REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score

Because housing is a big part of many Americans’ financial wellbeing the ability to access homeownership – housing affordability – is an important topic. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Housing Affordability Index is a great way to simply...

Affordability is Main Hurdle for Aspiring Home Buyers

NAR released a new Aspiring Home Buyers Profile that captures the consumer sentiment of the housing market for non-homeowners—defined as those that rent and those that live with someone else (such as family and friends) rent-free. The report is...
February 14, 2017

Housing Shortage for How Long?

The inventory of homes for sale continues to shrink. There were 2.02 million homes listed for sale at the end of October, representing only 4.3 months’ supply. A balanced market would be closer to 6-to-7 months’ supply.  From a...

Housing Choices of the 55+ Population: A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

America’s population is increasingly aging: roughly one in three will be 55 years and older by 2060, up from about one in five in 2010.[1] What are the housing choices of the 55+ adult population? In a presentation at...