Twin Cities homes have become steadily less affordable since the 1990s. Recently, however, something has started to shift.
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, […]
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: […]
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 – […]