The results of the2018 Rental Affordability ReportfromATTOM show that buying a median-priced home is more affordable than renting a three-bedroom property in 54% of U.S. counties analyzed for the report.
The updated numbers show that renting a three-bedroom property in the United States requires an average of 38.8% of income.
The least affordable market for renting was Marin County, CA, just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, where renters spend a staggering79.5% of average wageson rent, while the most affordable market was Madison County, AL where22.3% of average wageswent to rent.
Other interesting findings in the report include:
Average rent rose faster than income in 60% of counties
Average rent rose faster than median home prices in 41% of counties
While median home prices rose faster than average rents in 58% of counties
Buying a home makes sense socially and financially. If you are one of the many renters out there who would like to evaluate your ability to buy this year, meet with a local real estate professional who can help you find your dream home.
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