Oct 18, 2023 - Economy
You have to earn $115,000 a year to afford a typical house now
Why it matters: With mortgage rates at 20-year highs and home prices hardly budging, the barrier to homeownership is only getting higher.
- The median U.S. home price was $420,000 in August, per Redfin's data.
- The average rate on a 30-year mortgage hit 7.92% Tuesday, according to Mortgage News Daily.
This story has been updated to include information on home prices.