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LendingTree surveyed 2,000 people and found that common causes of friction between landlords and renters include maintenance issues, poor communication and a lack of professionalism. We also found that a third of renters say they’ve been discriminated against based on factors like race and age. Here's a closer look at our findings. 

  • 58% of renters say they’ve had at least one landlord they didn’t like, with 1 in 4 (25%) disliking their current one. Among those who disliked a landlord, the bad blood was mainly due to maintenance (68%) and communication issues (53%) or a lack of respect or professionalism (42%).
  • 31% of renters say a landlord has entered their home without permission, while 21% have had a legal dispute with theirs.
  • Almost half (48%) would rather rent from an individual than a corporation, with 49% of renters believing it’s cheaper. Additionally, 57% of renters think the government should limit how many homes an individual or corporation can own.
  • 37% say they couldn’t afford any increase in rent and 36% would only be able to afford an increase of 5% or less.

You can check out our full report here: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/landlord-survey/

LendingTree's Senior Economist and report author, Jacob Channel, had this to say. 

"If you’re being discriminated against because of your race, immediately reach out to a local tenant advocacy group, local housing authority or the Department of Housing and Urban Development and ask for help. If a landlord is found guilty of discrimination based on something like race, they may be required to pay for the costs you incurred while you found another place to live."

Posted On Sunday, 05 May 2024 08:33 Written by

The South Leads the Way in Affordable Inventory Growth

According to the Realtor.com® April housing data, the national required household income to purchase the median priced home rose to $116,000, up $5,900 from a year ago, after accounting for the cost of tax and insurance. For hopeful buyers in California’s major metros of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose the household income required to purchase the median-priced home is over double the national figure. 

April 2024 Housing Metrics – National

Metric

Change over Apr 2023

Change over Apr 2019

Median listing price

+0% (to $430,000)

+36.5%

Active listings

+30.4%

-35.4%

New listings

+12.1%

-21.8%

Median days on market

+1 days (to 47 days)

-7  days

Share of active listings with price reductions

+3.2 percentage points 

(to 15.5%)

+1.0  percentage points

“California is a fascinating market not only because the income-required figures are an eye-popping quarter of a million dollars, but because it is a microcosm of the variety we’re seeing in housing markets nationally,” said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, Realtor.com®. “In areas like San Francisco home prices have fallen enough to offset rising mortgage rates, and the income needed to buy a home has dropped. In other markets, like San Jose and Sacramento, home price declines have been more modest and rising mortgage rates have pushed required incomes higher despite lower home prices. And finally, the majority of major U.S. markets see trends like we’re seeing in Southern California. In Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego rising home prices and mortgage rates have combined to push required incomes higher—in some cases like in these California markets, up by double-digits compared to one year ago.” 

Buying in California Comes at a Price

Six metros across the country required a household income of over $200,000, with California’s largest metros leading the pack: San Jose (household income $361,000), Los Angeles (household income $298,000), San Diego (household income $259,000) and San Francisco (household income $256,000). The major East Coast hubs of Boston (household income $226,000) and New York (household income $218,000) closely followed.  

Counter to the larger household income required to purchase the median-priced home in the major coastal metros, there were 16 metro areas that required a household income of less than $100,000. The most affordable by this measure were Pittsburgh (household income $67,000), Detroit (household income $69,000), and Cleveland (household income $71,000). 

List of the 10 Metro Areas with Lowest Required Income to Purchase Median Home

  1. Pittsburgh, Pa. - $67,000
  2. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich. - $69,000
  3. Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio - $71,000
  4. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala. - $75,000
  5. Buffalo-Cheektowaga, N.Y. - $79,000
  6. St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. - $82,000
  7. Rochester, N.Y. - $87,000
  8. Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind. - $87,000
  9. Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind. - $87,000
  10. New Orleans-Metairie, La.- $90,000

Fear Not, Affordable Inventory is Also on the Rise

While the west coast state experienced a bit of a surge in household required income to purchase the median-priced home, in other parts of the country, affordable inventory is on the rise. The South has been largely driving the increase in availability of homes in the $200,000 to $350,000 price range, and the increase in availability of homes overall. More than half (56.6%) of available inventory in April 2024 was in the South, up from 52.0% last year and 47.7% in April 2019. A rise in homes available for purchase combined with population migration has paved the way for the South to lead the share of nationwide existing home sales, rising from 43.2% in March 2019 to 45.3% in March 2024. Across the country active inventory grew over the previous year with inventory in the South growing 43.0%, 27.4% in the West, 17.6% in the Midwest, and 4.0% in the Northeast. Interestingly, large Florida metros experienced inventory growth driven primarily by an increase in the availability of attached homes (condos, townhomes, or row homes).

Median List Price Stays Stable, but Price per Square Foot Inches its Way Up 

Between March 2024 and April 2024, the U.S. median list price increased from $424,900 to $430,000, while remaining stable compared to the same median list price in April of last year. This is likely attributed to the mix of homes hitting the market particularly in the South where sellers are listing smaller and more affordable homes. While median list price has remained relatively unchanged, the median list price grew 3.8% on an adjusted per-square-foot basis indicating that homes are retaining value even as inventory grows. 

Additional details and full analysis of the market inventory levels, income requirements, trends in listing prices and more can be found in the Realtor.com® April Monthly Housing Report. For buyers looking to gain more local-market insights to guide their decision making, visit realtor.com/research to access online tools and better understand ways to partner with an experienced buyer’s agent for help along the way. 

List of Metro Areas Sorted by Required Income to Purchase Median Home (Least to Most)

Metro Area

Required Income to Purchase Median Home*

Required Income to Purchase Median Home YoY

Median Listing Price

Median Listing Price YoY

Median Listing Price per Sq. Ft. YoY

Pittsburgh,

  Pa.

$67,000

17.10%

$250,000

11.10%

12.00%

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn,

  Mich.

$69,000

5.30%

$250,000

0.00%

2.30%

Cleveland-Elyria,

  Ohio

$71,000

19.30%

$255,000

13.40%

11.70%

Birmingham-Hoover,

  Ala.

$75,000

10.20%

$297,000

4.20%

4.30%

Buffalo-Cheektowaga,

  N.Y.

$79,000

20.00%

$285,000

14.00%

9.80%

St.

  Louis, Mo.-Ill.

$82,000

8.70%

$294,000

3.30%

5.20%

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson,

  Ind.

$87,000

8.80%

$340,000

3.00%

5.50%

Louisville/Jefferson

  County, Ky.-Ind.

$87,000

8.00%

$327,000

2.30%

2.50%

Rochester,

  N.Y.

$87,000

16.80%

$295,000

11.40%

8.10%

New

  Orleans-Metairie, La.

$90,000

3.90%

$335,000

-1.40%

-2.30%

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson,

  Md.

$91,000

9.40%

$352,000

3.60%

2.80%

Memphis,

  Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.

$91,000

10.20%

$339,000

4.50%

2.20%

Oklahoma

  City, Okla.

$98,000

-2.20%

$330,000

-6.80%

-0.60%

Cincinnati,

  Ohio-Ky.-Ind.

$99,000

2.70%

$375,000

-2.60%

4.00%

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington,

  Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.

$100,000

14.80%

$370,000

8.90%

7.10%

San

  Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas

$100,000

2.90%

$345,000

-2.00%

-1.20%

Virginia

  Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

$100,000

7.30%

$390,000

1.60%

5.80%

Milwaukee-Waukesha,

  Wis.

$102,000

7.50%

$376,000

2.00%

6.80%

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia,

  N.C.-S.C.

$106,000

5.20%

$422,000

-0.60%

4.40%

Atlanta-Sandy

  Springs-Alpharetta, Ga.

$108,000

4.30%

$415,000

-1.20%

3.70%

Columbus,

  Ohio

$108,000

8.40%

$397,000

2.90%

6.20%

Jacksonville,

  Fla.

$108,000

8.30%

$420,000

2.40%

3.70%

Tampa-St.

  Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.

$109,000

7.60%

$420,000

1.90%

3.20%

Raleigh-Cary,

  N.C.

$113,000

2.70%

$451,000

-3.00%

5.20%

Las

  Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev.

$114,000

9.50%

$475,000

3.20%

7.00%

Richmond,

  Va.

$114,000

14.30%

$459,000

8.00%

6.10%

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin,

  Ill.-Ind.-Wis.

$115,000

10.70%

$389,000

5.50%

7.10%

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford,

  Fla.

$116,000

5.10%

$440,000

-0.40%

1.70%

Hartford-East

  Hartford-Middletown, Conn.

$118,000

6.60%

$406,000

1.60%

11.50%

Houston-The

  Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

$118,000

4.20%

$370,000

-0.30%

0.80%

Kansas

  City, Mo.-Kan.

$119,000

-3.60%

$422,000

-8.30%

-4.30%

Minneapolis-St.

  Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.

$122,000

5.20%

$449,000

-0.10%

-0.50%

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler,

  Ariz.

$132,000

10.30%

$537,000

4.10%

3.20%

Providence-Warwick,

  R.I.-Mass.

$138,000

4.40%

$524,000

-1.00%

-1.80%

Dallas-Fort

  Worth-Arlington, Texas

$139,000

2.40%

$450,000

-2.20%

1.10%

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin,

  Tenn.

$142,000

7.60%

$573,000

1.70%

6.30%

Riverside-San

  Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.

$152,000

11.50%

$600,000

5.40%

7.10%

Miami-Fort

  Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

$153,000

-6.20%

$540,000

-10.70%

-6.60%

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro,

  Ore.-Wash.

$156,000

3.40%

$615,000

-2.20%

1.80%

Austin-Round

  Rock-Georgetown, Texas

$157,000

3.00%

$557,000

-2.00%

1.00%

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,

  DC-Va.-Md.-W. Va.

$159,000

6.60%

$625,000

0.80%

7.30%

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom,

  Calif.

$162,000

4.20%

$650,000

-1.60%

3.40%

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood,

  Colo.

$165,000

-2.90%

$625,000

-8.00%

2.00%

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue,

  Wash.

$193,000

-0.60%

$775,000

-6.10%

-0.70%

New

  York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

$218,000

15.50%

$769,000

9.90%

11.30%

Boston-Cambridge-Newton,

  Mass.-N.H.

$226,000

9.50%

$870,000

3.70%

8.30%

San

  Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, Calif.

$256,000

-5.50%

$1,027,000

-10.70%

-2.80%

San

  Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, Calif.

$259,000

11.20%

$1,050,000

5.00%

7.40%

Los

  Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

$298,000

14.70%

$1,192,000

8.40%

5.60%

San

  Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.

$361,000

1.10%

$1,467,000

-4.50%

-0.90%

* The required income to purchase a home, assuming an affordability price-to-income ratio of 30%, a 20% down payment, 30-year term, 30-year fixed mortgage rate, and local tax and insurance rates. 

April 2024 Housing Overview of the 50 Largest Metros 

Metro Area

Active Listing Count YoY

New Listing Count YoY

Median Days on Market

Median Days on Market Y-Y (Days)

Price– Reduced Share

Price-Reduced Share Y-Y (Percentage Points)

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, Ga.

42.7%

27.4%

39

-4

17.7%

6.1 pp

Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, Texas

23.6%

36.1%

42

-3

24.7%

-2.5 pp

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md.

15.3%

3.8%

36

-1

12.0%

2.6 pp

Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.

36.5%

23.6%

46

1

14.9%

2.6 pp

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.

7.5%

4.5%

24

-1

10.4%

1.2 pp

Buffalo-Cheektowaga, N.Y.

5.1%

3.4%

34

-6

5.3%

-0.3 pp

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.-S.C.

31.9%

20.3%

37

-2

16.9%

5.7 pp

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.

0.1%

7.4%

34

-4

8.5%

0.2 pp

Cincinnati, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.

23.2%

9.4%

32

1

10.7%

3.3 pp

Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio

-2.4%

3.4%

39

-3

11.1%

1.7 pp

Columbus, Ohio

23.1%

5.1%

25

2

15.2%

4.5 pp

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

48.0%

20.7%

40

1

21.7%

5.2 pp

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo.

57.6%

20.1%

32

8

21.1%

7.2 pp

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich.

4.4%

-3.8%

39

2

9.9%

-1.7 pp

Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, Conn.

2.2%

-1.6%

30

9

5.6%

1.2 pp

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

32.1%

17.5%

43

0

18.1%

4.4 pp

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind.

33.4%

1.5%

39

1

18.2%

6.2 pp

Jacksonville, Fla.

59.1%

22.5%

51

-1

24.9%

7.3 pp

Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.

17.3%

13.9%

47

-15

12.1%

3.1 pp

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev.

-18.3%

5.9%

39

-11

13.9%

-4.2 pp

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

19.7%

18.0%

39

-6

8.8%

0.6 pp

Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.

24.9%

2.3%

38

2

14.1%

2.4 pp

Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.

39.2%

16.9%

48

1

20.2%

5.7 pp

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

58.3%

24.4%

64

1

19.0%

6.3 pp

Milwaukee-Waukesha, Wis.

12.2%

11.2%

31

1

6.9%

0.6 pp

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.

24.5%

8.0%

35

-2

10.6%

3.0 pp

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.

17.1%

14.7%

31

-2

19.3%

0.8 pp

New Orleans-Metairie, La.

29.6%

10.9%

60

4

19.3%

-0.3 pp

New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

-1.2%

2.4%

45

-5

7.1%

-0.4 pp

Oklahoma City, Okla.

34.1%

24.2%

41

-5

18.0%

3.0 pp

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.

64.2%

26.6%

54

3

20.6%

6.3 pp

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.

3.3%

6.0%

40

-5

11.3%

0.3 pp

Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, Ariz.

47.4%

11.7%

55

5

23.7%

1.6 pp

Pittsburgh, Pa.

6.7%

1.2%

51

5

13.4%

1.1 pp

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Ore.-Wash.

37.5%

22.1%

39

2

20.8%

9.7 pp

Providence-Warwick, R.I.-Mass.

-0.8%

5.5%

29

-6

6.7%

1.3 pp

Raleigh-Cary, N.C.

20.5%

28.0%

38

-10

13.4%

3.5 pp

Richmond, Va.

18.9%

8.5%

41

3

8.5%

2.4 pp

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.

25.8%

18.9%

45

-6

14.1%

2.9 pp

Rochester, N.Y.

-1.2%

3.6%

16

0

5.9%

0.7 pp

Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, Calif.

42.2%

22.5%

32

-3

14.6%

5.7 pp

San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas

44.3%

20.2%

54

1

23.3%

5.2 pp

San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, Calif.

50.7%

29.0%

33

0

11.9%

4.6 pp

San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, Calif.

30.3%

23.0%

28

-4

9.4%

1.0 pp

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.

25.5%

40.6%

21

-6

7.7%

0.7 pp

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.

37.4%

46.5%

29

-3

8.8%

0.3 pp

St. Louis, Mo.-Ill.

16.6%

14.4%

35

-5

12.0%

2.9 pp

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.

69.5%

26.5%

52

3

27.5%

8.8 pp

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

16.8%

5.8%

32

2

13.9%

4.6 pp

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-Va.-Md.-W. Va.

10.9%

11.2%

30

-3

10.3%

2.9 pp

Methodology

Realtor.com housing data as of April 2024. Listings include the active inventory of existing single-family homes and condos/townhomes/row homes/co-ops for the given level of geography on Realtor.com; new construction is excluded unless listed via an MLS that provides listing data to Realtor.com. Realtor.com data history goes back to July 2016. The 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB-202003). 

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Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 7.22 percent.

“The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased for the fifth consecutive week as we enter the heart of Spring Homebuying Season,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “On average, more than one-third of home sales for the entire year occur between March and June. With two months left of this historically busy period, potential homebuyers will likely not see relief from rising rates anytime soon. However, many seem to have acclimated to these higher rates, as demonstrated by the recently released pending home sales data coming in at the highest level in a year.”

News Facts

  • The 30-year FRM averaged 7.22 percent as of May 2, 2024, up from last week when it averaged 7.17 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 6.39 percent.
  • The 15-year FRM averaged 6.47 percent, up from last week when it averaged 6.44 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 5.76 percent.

The PMMS® is focused on conventional, conforming, fully amortizing home purchase loans for borrowers who put 20 percent down and have excellent credit. For more information, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Freddie Mac’s mission is to make home possible for families across the nation. We promote liquidity, stability, affordability and equity in the housing market throughout all economic cycles. Since 1970, we have helped tens of millions of families buy, rent or keep their home. Learn More: Website

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