Sacramento is at the top of the list for the United States’s least affordable new homes markets.
80% of households in the Sacramento region, same as Miami, are priced out of new homes. The median new construction home price in the Sacramento region is $650,000, which means residents need an income of about $128,000 to afford an average down payment of $39,000. The median household income in the area is $76,706, according to the report. One Sacramento real estate group owner, Kelly Pleasant, said there is a shortage of homes in the area and the market has become less competitive in the last 45 days.
"Instead of maybe 10 offers (per listing), you’re seeing five offers," Pleasant told The Sacramento Bee. "Instead of $50,000 or $60,000 over, maybe you’re getting it at list price or $20,000 over."
Home values in the area also jumped by 21% over the last year. Rental prices came up with the jump, to an average of $1,760 per month. This data follows California reporting its first yearly population decrease for the first time in the state's history,