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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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Q22020

C.A.R. Traditional Housing Affordability Index

STATE/REGION/COUNTY

Q22020

Q12020

 

Q22019

Median Home Price

Monthly Payment Including Taxes & Insurance

Minimum Qualifying Income

CA SFH (SAAR)

33

35

 

30

 

$610,850

$2,880

$115,200

CA Condo/Townhomes

44

44

 

40

 

$480,000

$2,260

$90,400

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

36

35

 

32

 

$548,000

$2,580

$103,200

Inland Empire

46

46

 

42

 

$400,000

$1,880

$75,200

S.F. Bay Area

28

31

 

24

 

$989,000

$4,660

$186,400

US

57

59

 

55

 

$291,300

$1,370

$54,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.F. Bay Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alameda

26

28

 

23

 

$990,000

$4,660

$186,400

Contra Costa

37

42

 

35

 

$725,000

$3,410

$136,400

Marin

22

23

 

21

 

$1,460,000

$6,880

$275,200

Napa

33

34

 

28

 

$720,000

$3,390

$135,600

San Francisco

19

20

 

17

 

$1,710,000

$8,050

$322,000

San Mateo

19

20

 

18

 

$1,700,000

$8,010

$320,400

Santa Clara

22

22

 

20

 

$1,380,000

$6,500

$260,000

Solano

46

49

 

46

 

$485,000

$2,280

$91,200

Sonoma

31

32

 

28

 

$679,900

$3,200

$128,000

Southern California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles

32

31

 

29

 

$581,650

$2,740

$109,600

Orange

25

24

 

24

 

$859,000

$4,050

$162,000

Riverside

43

44

 

39

 

$440,000

$2,070

$82,800

San Bernardino

54

53

 

50

 

$324,000

$1,530

$61,200

San Diego

30

30

 

27

 

$670,000

$3,160

$126,400

Ventura

31

32

 

30

 

$690,000

$3,250

$130,000

Central Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monterey

25

26

 

24

 

$680,000

$3,200

$128,000

San Luis Obispo

31

31

 

25

 

$625,000

$2,940

$117,600

Santa Barbara

31

27

 

20

 

$645,000

$3,040

$121,600

Santa Cruz

23

23

 

17

 

$905,000

$4,260

$170,400

Central Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresno

51

52

 

48

 

$300,000

$1,410

$56,400

Glenn

46

46

 

NA

 

$304,250

$1,430

$57,200

Kern

50

52

 

50

 

$271,990

$1,280

$51,200

Kings

60

61

 

55

 

$260,000

$1,220

$48,800

Madera

51

52

 

51

 

$300,000

$1,410

$56,400

Merced

48

48

 

47

 

$285,000

$1,340

$53,600

Placer

45

46

 

45

 

$515,000

$2,430

$97,200

Sacramento

46

47

 

44

 

$405,000

$1,910

$76,400

San Benito

39

42

 

35

 

$600,000

$2,830

$113,200

San Joaquin

45

46

 

44

 

$409,000

$1,930

$77,200

Stanislaus

49

51

 

48

 

$352,000

$1,660

$66,400

Tulare

52

53

 

50

 

$259,580

$1,220

$48,800

Other Counties in California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amador

53

53

 

46

 

$335,000

$1,580

$63,200

Butte

38

41

 

35

 

$379,880

$1,790

$71,600

Calaveras

49

48

 

46

 

$349,000

$1,640

$65,600

Del Norte

43

50

 

NA

 

$282,450

$1,330

$53,200

El Dorado

44

47

 

40

 

$515,000

$2,430

$97,200

Humboldt

43

43

 

37

 

$322,500

$1,520

$60,800

Lake

47

52

 

44

 

$302,500

$1,420

$56,800

Lassen

68

64

 

63

 

$199,500

$940

$37,600

Mariposa

43

46

 

45

 

$349,500

$1,650

$66,000

Mendocino

38

36

 

29

 

$410,000

$1,930

$77,200

Mono

17

17

 

15

 

$718,750

$3,380

$135,200

Nevada

45

46

 

40

 

$433,750

$2,040

$81,600

Plumas

52

48

 

37

 

$289,850

$1,370

$54,800

Shasta

52

52

 

47

 

$295,000

$1,390

$55,600

Siskiyou

54

52

 

49

 

$230,000

$1,080

$43,200

Sutter

50

50

 

46

 

$325,000

$1,530

$61,200

Tehama

54

49

 

47

 

$238,500

$1,120

$44,800

Tuolumne

54

54

 

48

 

$304,000

$1,430

$57,200

Yolo

43

43

 

40

 

$457,000

$2,150

$86,000

Yuba

52

53

 

46

 

$324,950

$1,530

$61,200

 

Traditional Housing Affordability Index Methodology

Source: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®


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