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Affordability

Affordability

affordability

noun

  1. The extent to which something is affordable, as measured by its cost relative to the amount that the purchaser is able to pay.

The last few months our affordability has definitely taken a hit. Everything from gas, housing and food is up. There are recent news reports that people are eating less in order to save some money. Yet our pay checks have not kept up with the steady increase of the cost of everything.

In terms of housing and mortgage affordability, things are vastly different over the last 24 months. We have had a stress test for mortgage qualification, this is in order to protect us from rising rates so we will still be able to afford to make the payment. Not sure that they had this current market in mind when they came up with … Read more