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Wausau, Wisconsin Home Affordability

The data below measures home affordability for the Wausau, Wisconsin 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 Wausau home affordability to other cities.

Wausau, Wisconsin 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 Wausau HPI series. Median household income data for Wausau is from the Census American Community Survey.

Price-to-Income Index Ratio: FHFA

Note: Index set to 100 in Q1 of 2000

Wausau, Wisconsin Home Price-to-Income Ratio History

Date FHFA (Index Ratio)
December 2013 106.5
September 2013 109.6
June 2013 110.3
March 2013 110.8
December 2012 109.9
September 2012 110.6
June 2012 110.0
March 2012 110.3

Wausau, Wisconsin Home Price-to-Rent Ratios

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

Price-to-Rent Index Ratio: FHFA

Note: Index set to 100 in Q1 of 2000

Wausau, Wisconsin Home Price-to-Rent Ratio History

Date FHFA (Index Ratio)
December 2013 90.3
September 2013 92.9
June 2013 93.5
March 2013 93.9
December 2012 93.2
September 2012 93.8
June 2012 93.2
March 2012 93.5

Wausau, Wisconsin Inferred Affordable Mortgage

The inferred affordable mortgage value is determined by taking the median household income for Wausau, Wisconsin 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

Wausau, Wisconsin Inferred Affordable Mortgage History

Date Inferred Mortgage
February 2014 $264,811
January 2014 $260,773
December 2013 $259,854
November 2013 $266,072
October 2013 $268,301
September 2013 $258,940
August 2013 $259,854
July 2013 $262,625
June 2013 $272,187
May 2013 $290,390
April 2013 $293,658
March 2013 $289,312
February 2013 $290,750

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.