A recent property report has shown that home affordability is better now than a year ago. The Housing Industry Association and Commonwealth Bank First Home Buyer Affordability index was 41% higher than in the corresponding period a year ago.

However the dream of home ownership has become tougher over the past couple of months with the index declining by 5.1% to 152.5 points in the June quarter from 161 index points in the March quarter.

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Further drops in interest rates and moderation in house prices in some regions drove continued improvement in housing affordability. Low interest rates, a recovery in home building and a wind back in the boost to the first home owners grant would keep some pressure off house prices.

Households would require a yearly income of $79,300 to buy a median first home price of $419,900 with a mortgage of $336,000, the report said.

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