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Chart of the Day: Percent of Income Dedicated to Rent, 2009 – 2016

In case you missed the chart debate that broke out on Twitter yesterday, here are two highlights. The first is this chart, shared by Tony Damiano, (allegedly) showing a growing divergence between real wages and rents over the last two decades in the Twin Cities metro:   It’s a chart that looks familiar to me, […]

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Map Monday: Minneapolis Average Rents, 1934

Here’s a cool map I recently found from a 1939 Federal FHA report called The Structure and Growth of Residential Neighborhoods in American Cities. It’s very old-school urban geography, but has a bunch of cool maps including this one: Here’s part of the text, describing the rent trends in 30s Minneapolis vs. New York City: […]

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Chart of the Day: Twin Cities Rents, January 2016

Via ABODO, an apartment hunting service, here’s a chart/map thing showing changes in rent prices from different US cities. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are both in the list of leading decliners: It’s a “small sample size” to be sure, but here’s what the ABODO blog has to say: Two questions facing the rental industry are – […]

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