Real Estate

Everybody's got to live somewhere. And – as the world now acutely knows – its usually better to do business in person as well.

In this section, you'll find our real estate posts, research, and calculators. And remember: location, location, location.

Real Estate Archives

Historical US Home Prices: Monthly Median from 1953-2024

Below, I provide and graph historical monthly median single-family home values in the United States. Significantly, this data is non-seasonally adjusted and based on sales […]

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Historical Homeownership Rate in the United States, 1890-Present

On this page, you'll find the historical homeownership rate for the United States. It contains data from 1890 until the […]

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Historical Home Affordability in the United States

On this page is a home price affordability history tool for the United States. It contains data from 1971 on, […]

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2022 Fundrise Review: Passive Income through Real Estate Crowdfunding

Fundrise offers a low-cost way for you – or anyone – to achieve diversification in real estate in an easy, […]

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How Do Home Buyers Pay for Homes in the United States?

With the price of homes in the United States at new peaks, you're probably wondering how people are paying for […]

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The 30 Year Mortgage, Mortgage Insurance, and Housing Accessibility

Previously, we talked about the historical homeownership rate in the United States, with data back to the 1890s. Today, we'll […]

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Mortgage Debt: Home Debt Stats by Income Bracket, Age, and Percentile

In 2019, the average American household held $75,968.96 in mortgage debt, home equity loans, and HELOCs with balances secured by […]

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Inflation Adjusted Real Estate Return Calculator

In this article, we present a Real Estate Return Calculator, for quickly estimating the return on a house in many […]

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How Much Does Noise Affect Real Estate Prices?

How much does noise affect real estate prices? Ever wonder how much better a house would be if it wasn't […]

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Can You Afford a House in These American Cities? A Fun Calculator!

So, you've heard a lot about the booming real estate markets in many American cities.  However, have you ever calculated if […]

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