It’s important for serious home buyers to understand everything they can about the houses and neighborhoods they’re looking at during their home search. We often hear from users who love our Trulia Local maps, which can help identify everything from the crime in a particular area to where natural hazards are prone to strike. Today, we’re thrilled to announce three new maps to help engaged home shoppers with their house hunting journey: median sales prices, median listing prices, and price per square foot.
This trio of new maps will inform buyers what homes cost across the country – green means it’s cheaper to live, while red indicates that an area is more expensive. Additionally, depending on the zoom level, users can easily view data by county, zip code, and block group (a Census geography suited for high zoom levels). Check out the images below to see how the map works.
You can see from these maps that it’s rather pricey to live in San Francisco! In fact, the latest housing study from Trulia Trends shows that only 14% of the homes for sale in the San Francisco metro area are within reach of the middle class. This is why location is so important.
All in all, homeownership affordability ranges widely both within and between metros. More than 80% of the for-sale homes in the MidWest are within reach of the middle class, but in parts of New York and California, less than 20% of the for-sale homes would be considered affordable. To find a neighborhood that fits your budget, check out the latest maps in Trulia Local under Home Prices.