Housing Affordability Posts Solid Gain but Still Much Lower from a Year Ago

By June 8, 2023Housing
Solid nominal wage gains (unadjusted for inflation) combined with lower mortgage rates and home prices helped to boost housing affordability in the first quarter of 2023, but ongoing building material supply chain issues and expected cooling of wage growth signal ongoing concerns for affordability conditions in the year ahead. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), 45.6% of… Read More ›