The 10 Most Affordable Cities To Buy A Home

More people can afford a house today than in the last five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

A family earning the national median income of $61,500 a year would be able to buy more than 60 percent of all homes sold in the last three months of 2008 by committing less than 28 percent of their total income toward paying the mortgage, the report found.

That figure is up 56.1 percent from the third quarter of 2008 and up 46.6 percent from what it was at the end of 2007.

According to the Index, the most affordable cities and their median prices are:
Indianapolis, Ind., $103,000
Warren, Mich. $125,000
Youngstown, Ohio, $73,000
Detroit, Mich., $90,000
Grand Rapids, Mich. $102,000
Syracuse, N.Y., $88,000
Dayton, Ohio, $90,000
Akron, Ohio, $90,000
Cleveland, Ohio, $100,000
Scranton, Pa., $85,000

Source: CNN, Les Christie

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