Lafayette Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less

Dated: April 26 2019

Views: 228

In a recent Insights BlogCoreLogic reported that rent prices have skyrocketed since 2005. Meanwhile, the typical mortgage payment has actually decreased.

“CoreLogic’s national rent index was up 36% in December 2018 compared with December 2005, while the typical mortgage payment was down 4% over that period.”

Renters Paying Substantially More While Owning Costs Less | MyKCM

Why the difference between the costs of renting versus owning?

It makes sense that rents have risen. However, how did mortgage payments decrease? CoreLogicexplained:

“It’s mainly because mortgage rates back in December 2005 were significantly higher, averaging 6.3% for a fixed-rate 30-year loan, compared with 4.6% in December 2018.

The national median sale price in December 2005 – $190,000 – was lower than the $220,305 median in December 2018, but because of higher mortgage rates in 2005 the typical monthly mortgage payment was slightly higher back then – $941 – compared with $904 in December 2018.”

Additionally, a recent report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) showed that purchasing a home requires less of your monthly paycheck.

According to the Economists’ Outlook Blog, NAR’s February 2019 Housing Affordability Index showed that the “percentage of income needed” to pay the typical mortgage has decreased the last three months.

  • November – 17.3%
  • December – 16.9%
  • January – 16.2%
  • February – 15.9%

Bottom Line

What does this all mean to the current housing market? We think First American said it best in a post last week:

“The mortgage rate-driven affordability surge has arrived just in time… Rising affordability has already benefited home buyers and, if the lower rate environment persists, we’re in for a great spring home-buying season.”

Homes for Sale in Lafayette

Abbeville
Breaux Bridge
Carencro
Church Point
Crowley
Duson
Maurice
Youngsville

==============================

Buying? ➡️ bit.ly/3bsanGy

FREE Home Evaluation ➡️ bit.ly/3eEQWvQ

==============================

Ted M. Daigle eXp Realty

Ph. 337-243-6108

ted.daigle@exprealty.com

1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd Suite B-2

Lafayette, Louisiana 70508

Ted M. Daigle | Realtor

995694847

www.337homesearch.com

==============================

 

www.listingwithted.com

Blog author image

Ted Daigle

About Ted Daigle – Realtor Growing up in Church Point, LA instilled values of hard work and dedication, which has carried over into every aspect of his life, including real estate. This Lafayette r....

Latest Blog Posts

Homes Coming Soon and Just listed in Acadiana

44 Listings Coming Soon  - Click

Read More

Inexpensive Ways to Beautify Your Bathroom

Inexpensive Ways to Beautify Your BathroomThere are inexpensive ways to make your bathroom more beautiful even if you can't afford a full remodeling. These are some ideas for getting a new look on a

Read More

Protect Your Family Home From Pet Damage

Protect Your Home From Pet DamagePets bring so much joy to our lives, but over time they can also cause a lot of damage around the home. Even the most well-behaved pets can create some mischief

Read More

Why Am I Being Asked to Make Repairs?

Why Am I Being Asked to Make Repairs?Most people eager to sell their home in Acadiana want to do so as is, with as little effort involved as possible. However, if you are in any way handy with home

Read More