Charts of Rent vs. Buy and Inflation Adjusted Home Prices

buy-rent-deflateBased on data from the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices and the US Consumer Price Index, we show a chart of relative costs of renting or buying a home and the impact of inflation on home prices.  Buying is slightly favored over renting compared to the average since 1987 for the S&P/Case-Shiller 10-City Composite.  In inflation adjusted or real terms, home prices are back to where they were in about 2000.

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  1. [...] the Case Schiller rental indices show that the housing  market has now moved into a period where buying is nominally better than [...]

  2. Simon Ru says:

    On http://www.lessthan6percent.com, you can put in your property address and get a real time graph of your Home Appreciation vs. S&P 500 vs. Bond Market Index, pretty neat.

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