What The Brady Bunch Can Tell Us About Housing Market Dynamics…

I got bored so I looked up some numbers…

What The Brady Bunch Can Tell Us About Housing Market Dynamics

What The Brady Bunch Can Tell Us About Housing Market Dynamics

So I have a new dream purchase, since I learned this week that the Brady Bunch house is up for sale. I’m still kinda pissed that I missed…

Source: medium.com/@jodiecongirl/what-the-brady-bunch-can-tell-us-about-housing-market-dynamics-8884e79e6b16

Personally, I like the visual that I used here, namely “index everything to 100 at the start and then see how things grow differently over time,” but I can’t tell if the approach is intuitive to everyone. Also, it’s kind of crowded, but here’s most of the numbers in one picture:

In case you haven’t seen it before, the income lines collectively give the picture for the increasing income inequality that we talk about so much. (Note, however, that inflation isn’t controlled for in these numbers, so they overstate increases in living standards but are appropriate to compare to unadjusted house prices.)

Adventures In Misleading Data, Housing Markets Edition…

So there’s a new study out that apparently has a good PR team, since I saw all sort of articles with such headlines today:

Well that’s alarming…except it’s likely not true, unless you define “afford” as “can’t rent a place that’s more expensive than 40 percent of similar places without spending more than 30 percent of your income.” (The 40th percentile thing seems to come from how HUD calculates “fair market rents.”)

Anyway, I rant about it more here:

Not to alarm you, but here’s a headline that’s been popping up a bunch:

Not to alarm you, but here’s a headline that’s been popping up a bunch:

Anywhere? Are you sure? Because, not gonna lie, my backup plan for when I get sick of the world is to go take a minimum wage job and live…

Source: medium.com/@jodiecongirl/not-to-alarm-you-but-heres-a-headline-that-s-been-popping-up-a-bunch-9246716a963e

…and yes, I’m mad about forgetting to put a title on the article and don’t want to talk about it.