Home affordability drops in second quarter

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This is a drop of 4.3% from 2.2 million homes in the second quarter of last year. “Home equity balances continue to grow.

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The number of Californians who can afford a home has been below 40 percent for 21 straight quarters. In the second quarter, 37 of 45 counties that CAR tracks saw affordability decline on an annual basis. In the nine-county Bay Area, affordability dipped to 18 percent, down on both a quarterly and yearly basis.

2017-08-14  · Housing affordability is being propped up by rising incomes and low mortgage rates, according to the latest edition of the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. The second quarter saw a quarter-point drop in.

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2017-08-10  · Rising home prices offset a quarter-point drop in mortgage interest rates to move housing affordability slightly lower in the second quarter of 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

Housing Prices Post Record Decline in Q2 Growth in the quarter was bolstered by a pre-election spurt in government spending combined with modest gains in household spending and home building. That helped offset another steep decline in.

– The Alabama Housing Affordability Index for the second quarter was 165.7, down 7.7 percentage points from the first quarter of the year when the HAI was 179.5. The sharp rise in home prices over the last few years coupled with a slight increase in interest rates during the second quarter is predictably having a depressing effect on housing affordability in the state.

California housing affordability drops to lowest level in 10 years, C.A.R. reports – Twenty-eight percent of California households could afford to purchase the $555,680 median-priced home in the.

The Southern California median home price was flat in August, while sales dipped from a year earlier as buyers struggled to.

The market for new-construction homes is moderating as builders adjust their inventory to meet demand for more affordable. 3.4 percent annual drop in building permits, signals that the new-home.