If you are buying a home, affordability is still high in most markets. Home prices remain below their 2006 peaks and mortgage rates are still historically low, adding to your buying power.
How far you have to stretch (or not) to afford a home in your local market, depends on a variety of things such as where your live, how much you can put toward a down payment, and your local taxes. All these factors and more can be adjusted using the below interactive affordability map, including if a raise is expected this year.
How does affordability in your metro area fare?