Where mortgage payments take the smallest bite out of people’s bank accounts

March 6, 2019

It’s getting tough to afford a place to live — but residents of the nation’s capital are better placed than their peers in other cities.

People in Washington, D.C., have the most money left over in their bank account after paying their mortgage each month, according to a new report from Zillow ZG, -2.51% which analyzed the 35 largest housing markets across the U.S.

  • Based on the median annual gross income and mortgage payment, homeowners in Washington have roughly $7,000, or 19.3% of their monthly income, left over after making housing payments.

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