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NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)

NAHB has complete Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) materials from metro levels, to regional listings, to national reports. Also, learn more about how the interest rate affects housing affordability. Search the resources compiled below by title, detail, or date. Take your time and browse, read, download or purchase the information that interests you.

NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)
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Nationwide housing affordability dipped in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today. In all, 62.6 percent of new and existing homes sold between the …
8/14/2014
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This table displays the complete listing of the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) for 1991 through the current year.
8/14/2014
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This file contains a complete history of the HOI by metropolitan area going back to 1991.
8/14/2014
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This file provides a history of the HOI's least and most affordable metro areas going back to 1991.
8/14/2014
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This table displays the complete listing of the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) by affordability rank.
8/14/2014
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This table displays the complete listing of the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) sorted alphabetically.
8/14/2014
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This file provides a listing of the top 10 most affordable metro areas according to the HOI in the current quarter, as well as the 10 least affordable areas. Breakdown is shown for large metros as well as for small metro areas.
8/14/2014
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This table displays the regional listing of the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) by affordability rank.
8/14/2014
MS Excel
This table displays the regional listing of the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) sorted alphabetically.
8/14/2014
MS Excel
Slightly lower median home prices along with a small uptick in mortgage rates contributed to housing affordability holding steady in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today.  In all, 64.7 percent of …
2/20/2014
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Listed in this document are the 2014 release dates for HOI, RMI, 55+HMI, MPI, and MVI.
11/27/2013
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Nationwide housing affordability held near historic highs in this year’s first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today. In all, 73.7 percent of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of January and …
5/14/2013
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Exceptionally low interest rates helped ensure a slight gain in nationwide housing affordability amid relatively stable house prices in the final quarter of 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released today. In all, 74.9 …
2/21/2013
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The Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) for a given area is defined as the share of homes sold in that area that would have been affordable to a family earning the local median income, based on standard mortgage underwriting criteria.  Therefore, there are really two major components -- …
8/1/2007
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