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Davenport, Iowa Home Affordability

The data below measures home affordability for the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa 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 Davenport home affordability to other cities.

Davenport, Iowa Home Price-to-Income Ratios

The current price-to-income ratio for Davenport is 2.01 as determined by March 2014 Realtor median sales prices. The second chart shows a history of the ratio as an index calculated from the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Davenport HPI series. Median household income data for Davenport is from the Census American Community Survey.

Price-to-Income Dollar Ratio: Realtor

Price-to-Income Index Ratio: FHFA

Note: Index set to 100 in Q1 of 2000

Davenport, Iowa Home Price-to-Income Ratio History

Date Realtor
(Dollar Ratio)
(Index Ratio)
March 2014 2.01
December 2013 2.19 107.9
September 2013 2.21 108.6
June 2013 2.41 107.3
March 2013 2.00 106.7
December 2012 2.22 106.7
September 2012 2.22 106.8
June 2012 2.22 105.3

Davenport, Iowa Home Price-to-Rent Ratios

The current adjusted price-to-rent ratio for Davenport is 13.21 as determined by March 2014 Realtor median sales prices. This ratio is calculated using household size adjusted median contract rent for Davenport. The chart below shows an index of the rent ratio calculated from the metro FHFA HPI series and the Davenport median contract rent data from the Census ACS.

Price-to-Rent Dollar Ratio: Realtor, Realtor Adjusted Rent

Price-to-Rent Index Ratio: FHFA

Note: Index set to 100 in Q1 of 2000

Davenport, Iowa Home Price-to-Rent Ratio History

Date Realtor
(Dollar Ratio)
Realtor Adjusted
(Dollar Ratio)
(Index Ratio)
March 2014 15.57 13.21
December 2013 16.97 14.40 95.5
September 2013 17.16 14.56 96.1
June 2013 18.74 15.90 95.0
March 2013 15.50 13.15 94.4
December 2012 17.21 14.60 94.4
September 2012 17.21 14.60 94.5
June 2012 17.21 14.60 93.2

Davenport, Iowa Home Rent-to-Mortgage Payment Ratio

The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted rent for Davenport against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using Realtor home sales statistics. It's a lot like a cap rate, but I find it more appealing in ratio form. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. Beware, taxes are not considered here. The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio for Davenport was 1.27 in March 2014.

Rent-to-Mortgage Payment Dollar Ratio: Realtor

Davenport, Iowa Home Rent-to-Mortgage Payment Ratio History

Date Realtor Adjusted Rent
(Dollar Ratio)
March 2014 1.27
December 2013 1.15
September 2013 1.13
June 2013 1.09
March 2013 1.40
December 2012 1.29
September 2012 1.27
June 2012 1.24

Davenport, Iowa Inferred Affordable Mortgage

The inferred affordable mortgage value is determined by taking the median household income for Davenport, Iowa 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

Davenport, Iowa Inferred Affordable Mortgage History

Date Inferred Mortgage
February 2014 $261,067
January 2014 $257,086
December 2013 $256,181
November 2013 $262,311
October 2013 $264,508
September 2013 $255,280
August 2013 $256,181
July 2013 $258,912
June 2013 $268,340
May 2013 $286,285
April 2013 $289,507
March 2013 $285,223
February 2013 $286,640

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.