What Salary is Needed to Buy a Home in Houston?

by Peter Thomas Ricci

How affordable is our city’s housing market, when we view the topic from a salary-centric perspective?


With nationwide interest rates on the rise and home prices jumping aggressively in certain marketplaces, housing affordability has once again become a hot-button topic, and we thought we would take a different look at the issue.

Using some interesting analysis by HSH.com, we put together the following chart, which shows the salary that one needs to buy a home in the nation’s largest housing markets. Where did our metro area rank? Check out the graph to find out:

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