The pool of homebuyers that can afford Chicago housing prices is pretty large. According to Finder, Chicagoans make enough money to afford a home. Finder.com compiled data from a variety of sources. They used Census Bureau numbers, data from Zillow, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Urban Institute.
- In a Finder.com review of housing and income data, Chicagoland comes in as a place where people with an average income can find a home at a reasonable price.
- Chicago came in no. 20 on a list of 78 cities.
- They were looking for were a set of benchmarks to gauge how much homes cost in a variety of markets, and how easy it is to pay both mortgage and non-mortgage debt in each.