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Want a home in Seattle area? You'll need an $11,000 raise

Mike Rosenberg, The Seattle Times on

Published in Home and Consumer News

Nationally, the benchmark salary required to afford a home is about $55,000.

Fastest-rising home prices compared with a year ago

1. Seattle +12.9 percent

2. Las Vegas +9 percent

3. San Diego +8.2 percent

4. Portland +7.3 percent


5. Boston, Denver, Tampa +7.2 percent each

Source: Case-Shiller home-price index

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