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Rent, Buy and Income

The charts show the ratio of renting to buying and the development of home prices compared to disposable personal income per capita. Both tell a similar story: after the boom and the bust the relation of the housing market to rentals and to income is back in a normal range.  While the recovery is not […]

Rent-Buy and Price-Income Data Show Continuing Improvement in Housing

Price-Income ratios, based on both disposable and per capita disposable income point to moderate gains in the last three months as home prices continue to advance. A comparion of buying and renting shows that the ratio slightly favors buying compared to the average market condition since 1987, leaving room for further gains in housing.  The […]

Buy vs. Rent and Home Prices vs. Income Favor Buyers

Comparisons of the costs of buying a home to renting a home favor buying, though not by a huge margin currently.  The first chart shows the ratio of the S&P/Case-Shiller 10-City Home Price Index to the Consumer Price Index for Renting a primary residence.  The ratio is scaled so that the average value over the […]

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