The Real Estate Market, Explained In One Graph

The U. S. housing market has now surpassed its pre-recession peak by 4.3%. This is great news for the economy, although there’s still an ongoing debate about the possibility of another housing crash.
Whatever you believe about real estate, there’s no doubt that prices depend on where you live. created a new visualization to demonstrate what this looks like…
According to Zillow, the median price for a house is $200,400, up 7.4% over last year.
So, naturally, how big of a house can you afford with a mortgage of $200,400? Our visualization answers this question on a sliding color-coded scale. We broke each state into a grid with 25 boxes, representing 2,500 square feet – that’s a large home with at least 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Green boxes indicate affordability and orange and red boxes mean it’s expensive. We then graphed how much house you can purchase with exactly $200,400.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 9, 2017.