Affordable Home Price Climbs Above Median Price

Affordable Home Price Climbs Above Median Price

As promised in yesterday’s affordability post, here’s an updated look at the “affordable home” price chart. In this graph I flip the variables in the affordability index calculation around to other sides of the equation to calculate what price home the a family earning the median household income could afford to buy at today’s mortgage […]

Affordability Index Bounces Back Above 100

Affordability Index Bounces Back Above 100

Let’s take a look at how affordability is doing in the Seattle area after the last few months of changes in home prices and interest rates. So how does affordability look as of October? With home prices stagnating this fall and interest rates inching back down close to 4 percent, the affordability index moved back […]

Affordable Home Price Inched Up in May

Affordable Home Price Inched Up in May

As promised in this morning’s affordability post, here’s an updated look at the “affordable home” price chart. In this graph I flip the variables in the affordability index calculation around to other sides of the equation to calculate what price home the a family earning the median household income could afford to buy at today’s […]

Low Rates Keep Seattle Homes Almost Affordable

Low Rates Keep Seattle Homes Almost Affordable

Let’s take a look at how affordability is doing in the Seattle area after the last couple months of changes in home prices and interest rates. So how does affordability look as of May? Thanks to the spring surge in home prices, we’ve dropped back below the “affordable” level of 100. The index sits at […]

Affordable Home Price Just Above Actual Median Price

Affordable Home Price Just Above Actual Median Price

As promised in yesterday’s affordability post, here’s an updated look at the “affordable home” price chart. In this graph I flip the variables in the affordability index calculation around to other sides of the equation to calculate what price home the a family earning the median household income could afford to buy at today’s mortgage […]

Affordability At Pre-Bubble Average Level

Affordability At Pre-Bubble Average Level

Let’s take a look at how affordability is doing in the Seattle area after the last couple months of changes in home prices and interest rates. So how does affordability look as of March? Basically on par with the long-term pre-bubble average. The index sits at 103.5, basically the same as January. An index level […]

Affordable Home Price on Par with Median Price

Affordable Home Price on Par with Median Price

As promised in yesterday’s affordability post, here’s an updated look at the “affordable home” price chart. In this graph I flip the variables in the affordability index calculation around to other sides of the equation to calculate what price home the a family earning the median household income could afford to buy at today’s mortgage […]