California Home Price Fundamentals.
Check out this interactive map of the “Home Price Fundamentals” for California, and individual Counties.
The interactive tool is provided by the California Association of Realtors (CAR)
Some of these graphs are most interesting, like the one called “Years of Savings Required for Down payment”, which is now close to 20. The one called “Price to Income Ratio” shows that it takes about 8.3 years of paychecks to purchase the median priced home in California right now.
If you look at the County of Santa Clara though, the figures are staggering: it takes over 11 years of salary to afford the median priced home, and it takes over 26 years of savings (at 6% of savings rate) to afford the typical 20% down payment.
It also shows that in California, if you are in the median, it takes about 59% of the yearly income to pay for your mortgage...
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