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The National Association of REALTORS®' Housing Affordability Index is based on the relationship between median home price, median family income and average mortgage interest rate.

Monthly Index

The Monthly Housing Affordability Index measures whether or not a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national and regional levels based on the most recent monthly price and income data.

Monthly Housing Affordability Index for printing (DOC: 75K)
Monthly Housing Affordability Index for database work (Excel: 40K)

Quarterly Index

The Quarterly Housing Affordability Index measures whether or not a typical family qualifies for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national and regional levels based on quarterly price and income data, as well as a look at affordability conditions for first time buyers.

First-time Homebuyer Affordability for printing (PDF: 154K)
First-time Homebuyer Affordability for database work (Excel: 29K)

Quarterly Housing Affordability for printing (PDF: 149K)
Quarterly Housing Affordability for database work (Excel: 28K)

Metropolitan Index

The metropolitan index shows the existing single-family home affordability index over the past three years, by metropolitan area.

Metro Affordability 2013 for printing (PDF: 134K)
Metro Affordability 2013 for database work (MS Excel: 76K)

Historical Data

To request historical data, please e-mail data@realtors.org. Please include "data request" as the subject of your message. Charges may apply.