×
Industry 360°

Housing Market Forecast

Following modest gains in home sales in 2016, California’s housing market will post a nominal increase in 2017.


Data & Statistics

View the latest sales and price numbers. Find out where sales will be in upcoming months.


Housing Matters Podcast

The all-new Housing Matters Podcast is your housing hub for market analysis, economic trends, and housing news.


Stay Connected

Stay connected with the latest releases by subscribing to the products and services that interest you.


Interactive Market Stats

Gain insights on California's housing market through interactive dashboards. Select your metrics and see where the data takes you.


Speeches & Presentations

From outreaches to webinars, the Research and Economics team is sharing their insight on the market and the economy.


Surveys & Reports

Californians are surveyed annually to gain insights on the housing market from their persepective.


Market Minute - April 18, 2017

Get a roundup of weekly economic and market news that matters to real estate and your business.


Model MLS Rules/Materials

California Model MLS Rules, Issues Briefing Papers, and other articles and materials related to MLS policy.


Code of Ethics Violators

Summaries and photos of California REALTORS® who violated the Code of Ethics and were disciplined with a fine, letter of reprimand, suspension, or expulsion.


Statewide MLS Initiative

An explanation of C.A.R.'s position on MLS consolidations in general and a statewide MLS in particular.


NAR Code of Ethics

The most recent edition of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of REALTORS®.


Professional Standards Materials

The California Professional Standards Reference Manual, Local Association Forms, Interboard Arbitration Rules, and other materials related to Code of Ethics enforcement and arbitration.


Legislation

C.A.R. advocates for REALTOR® issues in Washington D.C., Sacramento and in city and county governments throughout California.


PACs and RAF

CREPAC, LCRC, IMPAC, ALF and the RAF comprise C.A.R.'s political fundraising arm.


Politics and You

Learn how you can make a difference, by getting involved yourself or by passing along valuable information to your clients.


Recent Laws

Summaries of legislation and regulation effecting REALTORS® and updates on news relevant to REALTORS®.


Real Estate Cases and Other Legal Resources

Important industry cases, resources and information


Miscellaneous/Contacts

Current legal developoments, C.A.R. legal products and services.


CLOSE

Housing Affordability Index - Traditional

What is This?
Add a quick link to this page from the Homepage when you are signed in
Share Article

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.

Download series:   XLS  |   Historical

Download presentation:  PPT  |  PDF




STATE/REGION/COUNTY Q4-2017 Q3-2017 Q4-2016 Median Home
Price
Monthly Payment Including Taxes & Insurance Minimum
Qualifying Income
CA SFH (SAAR) 29 28 31 $550,990 $2,780 $111,260
CA Condo/Townhomes 37 38 40 $449,720 $2,270 $90,810
Los Angeles Metropolitan Area 31 30 34 $496,250 $2,510 $100,210
Inland Empire 43 43 46 $340,000 $1,720 $68,650
S.F. Bay Area 21 23 25 $895,000 $4,520 $180,720
US 56 55 58 $247,800 $1,250 $50,040
S.F. Bay Area
Alameda 20 20 22 r $867,250 $4,380 $175,120
Contra Costa 34 33 39 $612,000 $3,090 $123,580
Marin 18 18 20 $1,250,000 $6,310 $252,410
Napa 25 26 26 $675,000 $3,410 $136,300
San Francisco 12 13 13 $1,501,500 $7,580 $303,190
San Mateo 14 15 15 $1,500,000 $7,570 $302,890
Santa Clara 15 17 22 $1,270,000 $6,410 $256,450
Solano 44 43 45 $415,000 $2,090 $83,800
Sonoma 23 25 26 $655,000 $3,310 $132,260
Southern California
Los Angeles 25 22 28 $553,330 $2,790 $111,730
Orange 21 21 22 $785,000 $3,960 $158,510
Riverside 38 38 41 $385,000 $1,940 $77,740
San Bernardino 50 51 54 $276,250 $1,390 $55,780
San Diego 26 26 27 $610,000 $3,080 $123,170
Ventura 26 27 33 r $640,000 $3,230 $129,230
Central Coast
Monterey 21 22 27 $599,950 $3,030 $121,150
San Luis Obispo 24 23 27 $594,330 $3,000 $120,010
Santa Barbara 18 20 21 $710,000 $3,580 $143,370
Santa Cruz 17 17 17 $855,000 $4,320 $172,650
Central Valley
Fresno 46 45 49 r $259,900 $1,310 $52,480
Kern 54 53 55 $233,250 $1,180 $47,100
Kings 52 52 56 $225,000 $1,140 $45,430
Madera 47 44 r 49 $243,950 $1,230 $49,260
Merced 48 47 48 $250,000 $1,260 $50,480
Placer 44 44 47 $453,750 $2,290 $91,620
Sacramento 43 43 46 $349,900 $1,770 $70,650
San Benito 31 31 34 r $552,000 $2,790 $111,460
San Joaquin 41 41 44 $349,950 $1,770 $70,660
Stanislaus 45 46 48 $298,250 $1,510 $60,220
Tulare 52 51 49 $220,000 $1,110 $44,420
Other Counties in California
Amador 44 44 50 $325,000 $1,640 $65,630
Butte 39 40 41 $308,500 $1,560 $62,290
El Dorado 42 41 39 $455,000 $2,300 $91,880
Humboldt 34 33 40 $310,500 $1,570 $62,700
Lake 36 38 44 $265,000 $1,340 $53,510
Mariposa And Tuolumne 48 45 51 $291,750 $1,470 $58,910
Mendocino 28 28 32 $389,500 $1,970 $78,650
Shasta 47 48 46 $255,000 $1,290 $51,490
Siskiyou 51 49 53 $198,500 $1,000 $40,080
Sutter 52 51 52 $275,000 $1,390 $55,530
Tehama 56 56 60 $210,000 $1,060 $42,400
Yolo 34 34 37 $434,950 $2,200 $87,830
Yuba 42 43 45 $272,500 $1,380 $55,020

Traditional Housing Affordability Index Methodology

Source: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®


FEEDBACK
Top Searches