Yes! Tough way to get recognition though:
The cooling real estate market offers a bit of good news for cash-strapped home buyers: The affordability squeeze has eased slightly.
"Rising mortgage rates are cramping consumers’ budgets, however, and local employers and politicians continue to fret about the ability of teachers, nurses and paralegals to afford homes. Frustrated borrowers either have turned to more creative financing, such as adjustable-rate mortgages and even 40- and 50-year loans, or are staying out of the market altogether."
"But the income needed to buy a typical home is still twice what it was four years ago.