A new national survey from Realtor.com confirms what all of us in this region already knew. We are fortunate to have very affordable housing in this region. According to the survey, the St. Louis region ranks second in the nation for affordability. It only takes 18.1 percent of the median income of $57,255 to afford the median priced home in our region. In contrast, it takes 72 percent of the median income of $78,355 to buy the median priced home in the San Francisco area.