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Outlook for Housing Affordability Turns Sharply Negative in 2022Q4

According to the latest results from the National Association of Home Builders Housing Trends Report, home buyers’ outlook for housing affordability turned sharply negative in 2022Q4. A record high of 87% of prospective buyers reported being able to afford less than 50% of the homes for sale in their markets.

Mortgage Payments Decline Further in December

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported on Thursday that according to its Purchase Applications Payment Index, homebuyer affordability improved in December. The national median payment applied for by applicants dropped 2.9% to $1,920 from $1,977 in November.