Tag: home affordability

Americans Departing High-Priced Housing Markets for More Affordable Alternatives (Infographic)

Americans Departing High-Priced Housing Markets for More Affordable Alternatives (Infographic)

Median home prices in Q1 2018 were not affordable for average wage earners in 304 of 446 U.S. counties (68 percent) analyzed in the most recent home affordability report from ATTOM Data Solutions, and on average across those 446 counties an average wage earner would need to spend 37.2 percent of his or her wages… Read More »

Median-Priced Homes Not Affordable for Average Wage Earners in 68 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

Median-Priced Homes Not Affordable for Average Wage Earners in 68 Percent of U.S. Housing Markets

73 Percent of Markets Less Affordable Than a Year Ago; Eight of 10 Highest-Priced Counties Post Negative Net Migration in 2017 IRVINE, Calif. – March 29, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q1 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that median home prices in Q1… Read More »

Buying a Home More Affordable Than Renting in 54 Percent of U.S. Markets

Buying a Home More Affordable Than Renting in 54 Percent of U.S. Markets

But 64 Percent of Population Live in Markets More Affordable to Rent Than Buy; Least Affordable Rental Markets Led by Counties in Northern California, DC, Brooklyn; Most Affordable Rental Markets in Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2018 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, today released… Read More »

Home Affordability Improves in 60 Percent of U.S. Markets in Q3 2017 Compared to Previous Quarter

Home Affordability Improves in 60 Percent of U.S. Markets in Q3 2017 Compared to Previous Quarter

Affordability Still Worsens From a Year Ago in 79 Percent of Local Markets; Wage Growth Outpaces Home Price Growth in 48 Percent of Markets Over Past Year; U.S. Home Prices Up 73 Percent, Wages Up 13 Percent Since Q1 2012 IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 5, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest… Read More »

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 home affordability crunch — and not just those expensive politically “blue” markets on the coasts…. Read More »

Q2 2017 U.S. Median Home Price at Least Affordable Level Since Q3 2008

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 largest multi-sourced property database, today released its Q2 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index, which shows… Read More »

Utilities Add 25 Percent to U.S. Homeownership Costs According to New Research from ATTOM Data Solutions and UtilityScore

Utility Costs Require 7 Percent of Wages on Average Nationwide; California Home Seller Profits More Than Double with Solar Installed; IRVINE, Calif. – June 6, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database, and UtilityScore, a software provider that helps solar and home improvement companies acquire customers, today released a… Read More »

One in Four U.S. Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Historic Affordability Averages in First Quarter of 2017

One in Four U.S. Housing Markets Less Affordable Than Historic Affordability Averages in First Quarter of 2017

U.S. Affordability Index Drops to a More Than 8-Year Low Despite Annual Wage Growth Outpacing Home Price Growth in 53 Percent of Local Markets   IRVINE, Calif. – March 30, 2017 — ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest fused property database, today released its Q1 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index, which shows that… Read More »