Here are June’s stats for my zip code in North Florida.
The number of listings is falling off a cliff as prices rip higher. Average list price went from 400k to 589k, up 45% from June 2019 to June 2020. Average sale price went from 293k to 335k during the same time period.
An average sale price of 335k equals a mortgage of around $2,000 a month. With a 33% debt to income ratio required by the bank, the buyer would need to make appx. $40 an hour or 72k a year to buy an average home. The average salary in the US is 55k a year, so to buy an average home (in Florida) both spouses would have to work.
Debt slavery is a hell of a drug.