Housing affordability

U.S. Home affordability hits worst level since 2006

With home prices still making double-digit gains and mortgage rates now at their highest level since 2009, Americans are facing…

2 weeks ago

Russia – Ukraine war threatens to impact U.S. housing affordability

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military forces to invade Ukraine this week and the conflict has made headlines around…

3 months ago

Study shows homeownership still more affordable than renting in most parts of the U.S.

Rising home prices and the issues that causes for housing affordability have attracted plenty of headlines over the past year.…

4 months ago

Housing affordability shrinks for average wage earners

Analysis of the housing market shows that housing affordability shrank again in 2021, though the average wage earner in most…

5 months ago

FHFA tells Fannie & Freddie to focus on housing affordability in 2022

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has put affordability at the top of its agenda in its annual to-do list for…

6 months ago

Teachers and nurses are being forced to live in older, smaller rental homes

The coronavirus pandemic has helped thousands of Americans to relocate to more affordable parts of the country thanks to their…

8 months ago

Student debt cited as biggest obstacle to homeownership by half of would-be buyers

Home buyers are increasingly being held back by student debt, according to a new report by the National Association of…

8 months ago

Buyers are choosing affordability and space over short commutes

Americans are increasingly showing a preference for affordability over shorter commute times, as the price of homes within easy reach…

10 months ago

Buyers face less bidding wars as competition eases

There are signs that competition among buyers in the red hot housing industry is easing, though the market still remains…

11 months ago

Military vets have housing affordability edge, study finds

Active-duty military and veteran households are, on average, better able to afford housing than a typical U.S. household, according to…

3 years ago