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Charts of Rent vs. Buy and Inflation Adjusted Home Prices

Based on data from the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and the US Consumer Price Index, we show a chart of relative costs of renting or buying a home and the impact of inflation on home prices.  Buying is slightly favored over renting compared to the average since 1987 for the S&P/Case-Shiller 10-City Composite.  In […]

Consumers’ Finances Moving Back to Normal

Despite the slight uptick in mortgage defaults seen in the S&P/Experian Consumer Default Indices, the overall consumer financial picture seems to be moving in the right direction. The Federal Reserve publishes a series of financial obligation indices showing how much of disposable income goes to debt service, property taxes, auto leases or financing, homeowners insurance […]

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