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C.A.R.'s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI) measures the percentage of households that can afford to purchase the median priced home in the state and regions of California based on traditional assumptions. C.A.R. also reports its traditional and first-time buyer indexes for regions and select counties within the state. The HAI is the most fundamental measure of housing well-being for buyers in the state.

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STATE/REGION/COUNTY

Q2-2017

Q1-2017

 

Q2-2016

 

Median Home
Price

Monthly Payment Including Taxes & Insurance

Minimum
Qualifying Income

CA SFH (SAAR)

29

32

 

31

 

$553,260

$2,770

$110,890

CA Condo/Townhomes

38

40

 

40

 

$443,400

$2,220

$88,870

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

31

33

 

33

 

$491,250

$2,460

$98,470

Inland Empire

43

43

 

46

 

$342,050

$1,710

$68,560

S.F. Bay Area

21

25

 

23

R

$895,000

$4,480

$179,390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.F. Bay Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alameda

19

21

 

23

R

$880,000

$4,410

$176,390

Contra Costa

31

37

 

35

R

$655,000

$3,280

$131,290

Marin

17

18

 

18

 

$1,302,500

$6,530

$261,070

Napa

25

24

 

26

 

$683,000

$3,420

$136,900

San Francisco

12

13

 

13

 

$1,450,000

$7,270

$290,630

San Mateo

14

15

 

14

 

$1,469,000

$7,360

$294,440

Santa Clara

17

19

 

19

 

$1,183,440

$5,930

$237,210

Solano

44

45

 

45

 

$412,000

$2,060

$82,580

Sonoma

25

25

 

26

 

$625,000

$3,130

$125,270

Southern California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles

28

29

 

30

 

$514,220

$2,580

$103,070

Orange 

21

21

 

22

 

$788,000

$3,950

$157,950

Riverside 

39

39

 

41

 

$380,000

$1,900

$76,170

San Bernardino

51

52

 

56

 

$269,640

$1,350

$54,050

San Diego

26

28

 

28

R

$605,000

$3,030

$121,260

Ventura

27

28

R

33

R

$635,000

$3,180

$127,280

Central Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monterey

21

23

 

25

 

$603,000

$3,020

$120,860

San Luis Obispo

26

26

 

27

 

$565,000

$2,830

$113,250

Santa Barbara

16

14

 

19

R

$750,000

$3,760

$150,330

Santa Cruz

17

17

 

17

 

$850,000

$4,260

$170,370

Central Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresno

47

48

 

48

R

$250,000

$1,250

$50,110

Kern

54

55

 

55

R

$232,500

$1,170

$46,600

Kings 

52

53

 

54

R

$225,000

$1,130

$45,100

Madera

44

47

 

51

R

$259,900

$1,300

$52,090

Merced

48

50

 

51

R

$248,000

$1,240

$49,710

Placer 

43

45

 

47

R

$465,000

$2,330

$93,200

Sacramento

45

46

 

46

R

$340,000

$1,700

$68,150

San Benito

33

32

 

36

 

$530,000

$2,660

$106,230

San Joaquin

43

45

 

45

 

$336,940

$1,690

$67,540

Stanislaus

47

48

 

48

 

$288,500

$1,450

$57,830

Tulare

52

52

 

50

 

$220,000

$1,100

$44,100

Other Counties in California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amador

42

47

 

50

 

$340,000

$1,700

$68,150

Butte 

39

41

 

43

 

$305,850

$1,530

$61,300

El Dorado 

40

43

 

38

 

$480,000

$2,410

$96,210

Humboldt

36

36

 

42

R

$299,000

$1,500

$59,930

Lake 

38

43

 

44

 

$250,000

$1,250

$50,110

Mariposa And Tuolumne

46

45

 

51

 

$284,390

$1,430

$57,000

Mendocino

27

26

 

34

R

$400,000

$2,000

$80,180

Shasta

47

49

 

48

R

$259,900

$1,300

$52,090

Siskiyou 

47

48

 

54

R

$216,500

$1,080

$43,390

Sutter

53

53

 

55

R

$271,000

$1,360

$54,320

Tehama

57

55

 

60

 

$202,000

$1,010

$40,490

Yolo

35

37

 

36

R

$430,000

$2,150

$86,190

Yuba

43

44

 

47

R

$270,000

$1,350

$54,120



Traditional Housing Affordability Index Methodology

Source: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®


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