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Savannah, Georgia Home Affordability

The data below measures home affordability for the Savannah, Georgia metropolitan area using price-to-income and price-to-rent metrics.1 The maximum affordable loan amount for the median household income is also calculated. You can also compare Savannah home affordability to other cities.

Savannah, Georgia Home Price-to-Income Ratios

The second chart shows a history of the ratio as an index calculated from the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Savannah HPI series. Median household income data for Savannah is from the Census American Community Survey.

Price-to-Income Index Ratio: FHFA

Note: Index set to 100 in Q1 of 2000

Savannah, Georgia Home Price-to-Income Ratio History

Date FHFA (Index Ratio)
December 2013 124.8
September 2013 122.4
June 2013 120.3
March 2013 119.2
December 2012 119.1
September 2012 115.6
June 2012 115.4
March 2012 115.8

Savannah, Georgia Home Price-to-Rent Ratios

The chart below shows an index of the rent ratio calculated from the metro FHFA HPI series and the Savannah median contract rent data from the Census ACS.

Price-to-Rent Index Ratio: FHFA

Note: Index set to 100 in Q1 of 2000

Savannah, Georgia Home Price-to-Rent Ratio History

Date FHFA (Index Ratio)
December 2013 95.5
September 2013 93.6
June 2013 92.1
March 2013 91.2
December 2012 91.1
September 2012 88.5
June 2012 88.3
March 2012 88.6

Savannah, Georgia Inferred Affordable Mortgage

The inferred affordable mortgage value is determined by taking the median household income for Savannah, Georgia and calculating the mortgage 30% of that income could afford. Traditionally, 30% of income is the maximum amount a homeowner could use towards a home loan. Inferred affordable loan values are calculated from ACS median household income and average monthly mortgage rates.

Inferred Affordable Mortgage

Savannah, Georgia Inferred Affordable Mortgage History

Date Inferred Mortgage
February 2014 $237,733
January 2014 $234,108
December 2013 $233,283
November 2013 $238,865
October 2013 $240,866
September 2013 $232,462
August 2013 $233,283
July 2013 $235,771
June 2013 $244,355
May 2013 $260,697
April 2013 $263,630
March 2013 $259,729
February 2013 $261,020

1. Specifically, home prices are from the non seasonally adjusted FHFA all-transactions quarterly series. Dollar ratios are calculated using NAR metro prices when available. Rent and income data are from the Census ACS and are carried forward into the following year prior to release of the new data.