An August study from homebuyer.com used income data and home prices to determine the most expensive states to buy a house in 2022.
The list ranked each state based on the average percent of income it takes to cover monthly mortgage costs — from highest to lowest.
No. 1 most expensive state to buy a house in 2022: Hawaii
Median home price: $615,300
Median household income: $99,800
Estimated monthly mortgage payment: $2,923.36
Percentage income to PMT: 35.15%
Hawaii is the least affordable state to buy a house this year. The median household income is $99,800 and it takes 35.15% of that amount to afford a home.
According to the study, the island state is in high demand for both vacationers and residents.
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