Sunday, November 23, 2008

Home Affordability Hits 4 Year High

The National Realty news has uncovered a silver lining in the declining market in home sales:

With home prices decreasing and interest rates holding at historically low levels, the number of potential home buyers nationwide who can afford to buy new and existing homes has reached the highest level in more than four years, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) just released.

According to the third-quarter HOI readings, 56.1 percent of all new and existing homes that were sold were affordable to families earning the national median income of $61,500, far more than the 40.4 percent of families who could afford homes at the peak of the housing boom.


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    still tempted to say: really good!
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  2. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Although a bit orthogonal to this NRN article, I've found a straightforward and detailed webpage on the topic of loan modifications under Obama's plan. Other consumer information online - much of it direct from the U.S. Treasury and related websites - seems either biased in favor of hyper-technical renditions of Obama's Home Affordability Plan or sketchy, watered-down tidbits intended for an uneducated public. The site is called and seems to bridge the gap in a readable way.