August 2017 Housing Affordability Index – At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates increased to 4.19 percent this August, up compared to 3.74 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in August moving the index down 8.4 percent from 163.7 to 149.9. The median sales price for a single family home sold in August in the US was $255,500 up 5.6 percent from a year ago. Nationally, mor… http://ow.ly/BAtR50eF9RY

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