Global Property Guide

Financial Information for Residential Property Buyers


Price/Rent Ratio - United States Compared to North America

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USA 34 yrs
Canada 25 yrs

United States: Price/rent ratio

This ratio is typically used for measuring undervaluation/overvaluation of real estate prices, calculated by dividing the gross rental yield by 100 so the higher the yield, the lower the price/rent ratio.

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USA has excellent house price statistics. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) produces quarterly and monthly house price indices for all 51 states. Standard and Poor's also provides a monthly home price index, composite of 10 cities. Quarterly median prices, affordability index, house sales and construction activities are from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Rent statistics are from the US Census Bureau.

Excellent economics statistics are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics.