🏡The Housing Market Is In Big Trouble
Housing affordability is a national crisis. It's only going to get worse.
Rates Are Spinning Out Of Control
As you know, rates suddenly spiked from 3.1% to 5.3%, the fastest rise in 30 years!
Similarly high rates were last seen in 2009.
This is causing a massive affordability crisis.
Monthly mortgage payments for median homes are up 44% since January.
The Affordability Crisis Will Only Get Worse
The median priced home costs $425K, while the median American can only afford a $373K home.
This affordability gap of $52K is the highest on record.
But, Home Prices Won’t Crash Yet
Resale inventory, which is already near record lows, might actually worsen.
Why? Because 90% of home owners have a mortgage <5%. Most won’t sell their homes in a high mortgage rate environment.
Instead, Home Prices Will Start To Decelerate
Home prices grew at record pace from 2010 to 2022 because they were very affordable. They are not affordable anymore.
The Home.LLC Affordability Index shows how quickly the situation has deteriorated everywhere.
Today, the median American can only afford a home worth 12% less than the median priced home in the US!
Affordability is even worse in some of the top US metros.
California MSAs are the least affordable
Of top 100 MSAs, 6 of the least affordable MSAs are located in California.
Arizona Locals Are Struggling The Most. But The Midwest Is Still Very Affordable.
Most home buyers in Arizona can’t afford to live locally anymore.
Meanwhile, you can get the most bang for your buck in Ohio.
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Increasing supply will take too long and is too risky.
Everyone wants affordable housing but no one wants their house to be suddenly affordable.
So, when will home prices crash?
Phoenix, Boise and Miami could tell us when.
In our next piece, we’ll explain why.
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