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Housing Affordability Index (Fixed) (FIXHAI)

Observation:

Feb 2019: 156.9  
Updated: Apr 12, 2019

Units:

Index,
Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:

Monthly
1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max

NOTES

Source: National Association of Realtors  

Release: Monthly Housing Affordability Index  

Units:  Index, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

Copyright, 2016, National Association of Realtors. Reprinted with permission. Per the agreement with the source, data in FRED are available for the prior 13 months.

Measures the degree to which a typical family can afford the monthly mortgage payments on a typical home.

Value of 100 means that a family with the median income has exactly enough income to qualify for a mortgage on a median-priced home. An index above 100 signifies that family earning the median income has more than enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a median-priced home, assuming a 20 percent down payment. This index is calculated for fixed mortgages.

Suggested Citation:

National Association of Realtors, Housing Affordability Index (Fixed) [FIXHAI], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/FIXHAI, April 24, 2019.

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