Can you afford to buy a median-priced home in Sarasota County?

Can you afford to buy a median-priced home in Sarasota County?

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Second quarter market data gathered by National Association of Realtors and analyzed by HSH.com reported by Libby Kane of Business Insider, shows 12 metro areas of the US and the salary required to buy a median priced home. Property taxes and insurance costs can skew the cost of an individual property and were considered in the calculation. One’s debt situation has to be considered in addition as a personal debt ratio of more than 8% will increase the salary needed to qualify.
This list of 12 areas from HSH’s list has the salary needed to buy, which if you’re married or otherwise splitting the cost, may be your household income.  I went to Dave McLaughlin, my favorite Wells Fargo Rep. to get a Sarasota number.  Here, the same methodology is used to calculate the salary needed to buy a $200,000 home in Sarasota.  Go to SarasotaSuze.com to start your search for an affordable home in Sarasota, Florida.
Sarasota County
Population: 390,429
Median Home Price: $201,000
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,537
Salary Needed to Buy: $45,000

Detroit

Population: 921,147
Median Home Price: $136,300
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $845
Salary Needed To Buy: $36,000

Phoenix, Arizona.
Population: 1,476,331
Median Home Price: $198,600
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $962
Salary Needed To Buy: $41,500
San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas.
Population: 1,258,733
Median Home Price: $184,200
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,080
Salary Needed To Buy: $46,500

Dallas, Texas.
Population: 1,246,185
Median Home Price: $191,300
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,169
Salary Needed To Buy: $50,000
Houston, Texas.
Population: 2,076,189
Median Home Price: $204,000
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,208
Salary Needed To Buy: $52,000
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Population: 1,517,628
Median Home Price: $227,200
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,267
Salary Needed To Buy: $54,500

Baltimore, Maryland.
Population: 640,064
Median Home Price: $255,600
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,345
Salary Needed To Buy: $57,500
Chicago, Illinois.
Population: 2,824,584
Median Home Price: $218,000
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,384
Salary Needed To Buy: $59,500

Washington, D.C.
Population: 582,049
Median Home Price: $403,600
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,983
Salary Needed To Buy: $85,000

Los Angeles, California.
Population: 3,794,640
Median Home Price: $420,300
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $2,025
Salary Needed To Buy: $87,000
New York, New York.
Population: 8,213,839
Median Home Price: $396,700
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $2,098
Salary Needed To Buy: $90,000
San Diego, California.
Population: 1,284,347
Median Home Price: $504,200
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $2,335
Salary Needed To Buy: $100,000

San Francisco, California.
Population: 777,660
Median Home Price: $769,600
Monthly Mortgage Payment: $3,511
Salary Needed To Buy: $150,500

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