housing affordability index Archive

April 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as higher prices continue to outpace household income growth. Modestly lower rates and income growth have helped reduce the burden of higher home prices, but are not...

February 2016 Housing Affordability Index

While home price growth eased to a slower pace last month, at the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as rates are modestly higher and price growth continues to outstrip household income growth. Housing affordability...

January 2016 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as rates are slightly higher and brisk home price growth continues to outpace median family incomes. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in January pushing the...

December 2015 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from a year ago as higher home prices and only slightly lower mortgage rates mean that monthly payments are rising faster than incomes. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in...

November 2015 Housing Affordability Index

In spite of higher prices, housing affordability is down only slightly from a year ago as lower mortgage rates and higher incomes almost offset higher home prices. Housing affordability declined slightly (2.6 percent), from a year ago in November...