Chart of the day: Home Prices versus Inflation

When looking at the 20 biggest markets in the US, home prices have risen at a rate far above the rate of inflation since Jan. 2000. Prices would need to fall 26% nationally to move back to the trendline.

However, looking at the 10 biggest markets, using data back to 1987, the inflation trendline shows that prices actually need to fall further — 28% to revert back to trend.

Chart of the day: OFHEO House Price Index
UK house prices are falling


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