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Housing Affordability Index - Traditional

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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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Q22018
C.A.R. Traditional Housing Affordability Index
STATE/REGION/COUNTY Q22018 Q12018 Q22017 Median Home Price Monthly Payment Including Taxes & Insurance Minimum Qualifying Income
CA SFH (SAAR) 26 31 29 $596,730 $3,160 $126,490
CA Condo/Townhomes 36 39 38 $477,790 $2,530 $101,270
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area 29 32 31 $530,000 $2,810 $112,340
Inland Empire 41 43 43 $360,000 $1,910 $76,310
S.F. Bay Area 18 23 21 $1,035,000 $5,480 $219,380
US 53 57 55 $269,000 $1,430 $57,020
S.F. Bay Area
Alameda 16 22 19 $1,000,000 $5,300 $211,960
Contra Costa 29 36 31 $695,000 $3,680 $147,320
Marin 18 18 17 $1,400,000 $7,420 $296,750
Napa 25 28 25 $707,250 $3,750 $149,910
San Francisco 14 15 12 $1,625,000 $8,610 $344,440
San Mateo 14 15 14 $1,650,000 $8,740 $349,740
Santa Clara 16 17 17 $1,405,000 $7,450 $297,810
Solano 38 42 44 $450,000 $2,380 $95,380
Sonoma 20 21 25 $695,000 $3,680 $147,320
Southern California
Los Angeles 26 28 28 $557,220 $2,950 $118,110
Orange 20 21 21 $830,000 $4,400 $175,930
Riverside 37 39 39 $405,000 $2,150 $85,850
San Bernardino 49 52 51 $290,000 $1,540 $61,470
San Diego 23 26 26 $645,000 $3,420 $136,720
Ventura 28 31 27 $670,000 $3,550 $142,020
Central Coast
Monterey 19 23 21 $647,000 $3,430 $137,140
San Luis Obispo 22 25 26 $618,500 $3,280 $131,100
Santa Barbara 20 22 16 $695,000 $3,680 $147,320
Santa Cruz 12 15 17 $905,000 $4,800 $191,830
Central Valley
Fresno 47 49 47 $268,390 $1,420 $56,890
Kern 53 56 54 $244,000 $1,290 $51,720
Kings 50 52 52 $235,000 $1,250 $49,810
Madera 52 50 44 $238,000 $1,260 $50,450
Merced 42 43 48 $265,000 $1,400 $56,170
Placer 41 44 43 $495,900 $2,630 $105,110
Sacramento 41 44 45 $374,000 $1,980 $79,270
San Benito 30 32 33 $571,000 $3,030 $121,030
San Joaquin 38 40 43 $373,380 $1,980 $79,140
Stanislaus 45 48 47 $315,000 $1,670 $66,770
Tulare 48 50 52 $233,000 $1,230 $49,390
Other Counties in California
Amador 44 45 42 $335,000 $1,780 $71,010
Butte 38 41 39 $320,000 $1,700 $67,830
Calaveras 43 46 49 $329,000 $1,740 $69,740
El Dorado 38 42 40 $525,000 $2,780 $111,280
Humboldt 33 36 36 $315,000 $1,670 $66,770
Lake County 37 40 38 $283,000 $1,500 $59,990
Lassen 64 68 64 $192,500 $1,020 $40,800
Mariposa 39 44 50 R $320,000 $1,700 $67,830
Mendocino 22 25 27 $430,000 $2,280 $91,140
Mono 14 8 25 $624,500 $3,310 $132,370
Nevada 32 37 39 $435,000 $2,310 $92,200
Plumas 42 47 47 $297,000 $1,570 $62,950
Shasta 46 49 47 $265,500 $1,410 $56,280
Siskiyou 48 48 47 $207,500 $1,100 $43,980
Sutter 45 49 53 $299,950 $1,590 $63,580
Tehama 51 51 57 $215,900 $1,140 $45,760
Tuolumne 43 49 46 $308,500 $1,630 $65,390
Yolo 33 41 35 $469,500 $2,490 $99,520
Yuba 45 49 43 $290,000 $1,540 $61,470



Traditional Housing Affordability Index Methodology

Source: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®


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