As Palm Beach County home prices rise, housing affordability takes a hit

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Palm Beach County’s home price rebound is putting the squeeze on affordability.

Just 57.7 percent of homes sold in Palm Beach County in the second quarter were affordable to a median-income family, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

That’s based on a median price of $235,000 for all new and existing houses and condos sold in the county from April through June. Palm Beach County’s median income was $65,400.

Palm Beach County was one of Florida’s least affordable counties, according to the index. Only Miami (where just 39 percent of homes sold were in reach of a median-income family) and Naples (47 percent) were less affordable.


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