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Home Prices Skyrocket: 240% Faster than Inflation, Leaving Homebuyers with Soaring Costs


Home prices rose 2.4 times faster than inflation since 1960s, study finds. What that means for homebuyers


If home prices had increased at the same rate as inflation since 1963, a typical house in the US would cost around $177,511 today.

However, the median price for a home in the US is currently close to half a million dollars at $412,778.

This means that home prices have risen significantly faster than inflation, indicating a major affordability crisis in the housing market.

The factors contributing to this include supply and demand imbalances, zoning restrictions, and high land costs.

The high cost of housing is having a negative impact on the economy, with over half of US homeowners and renters stating that housing affordability is influencing their voting decisions.

As a result, the government is taking steps to address the issue, including initiatives to increase housing supply and provide tax credits to first-time homebuyers.

Efforts are also underway to expand access to affordable financing for manufactured homes, which offer a viable option during this period of low affordability.

However, housing experts emphasize the need for long-term solutions, such as reforming land-use regulations and addressing supply constraints, to create a more equitable housing market for all Americans.

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    “Biden also called on Congress to pass a mortgage relief credit that would provide a $10,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers and a similar tax credit of up to $10,000 to families selling their starter home.”

    ““Manufactured homes in this time of historical lack of affordability are a real option for many households,” said Susan M. Wachter, a professor of real estate and finance at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.”


    “The median price for a home in the U.S. is $412,778, according to Redfin data.”

    “While inflation is 10 times higher now than 60 years ago, home prices are 24 times more expensive, a new study found.”

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