Zillow reports the nation's most unaffordable housing markets

  • Those that lease within the city of Miami spend 72 percent on their income on rent.
  • San Francisco is one of the most unaffordable cities for both the typical renter and typical homeowner.
  • In Houston, Baltimore and Chicago it is much cheaper to buy versus rent.

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With incomes predicted to grow at roughly the same rate by year’s end as home values and rents, housing costs are forecasted to plateau — not improve or get any worse – in some of the nation’s largest cities.

This prediction has to be a slice of good news for renters and homebuyers in San Francisco, Miami, New York City and Los Angeles, as these cities are some of the most unaffordable housing markets nationally.