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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Topic: Housing affordability

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October 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM

A different look at housing affordability, in two charts

Yes, most West Coast cities have crazy high housing costs and long has been the case. Seattle and Portland once were considered relatively affordable, but no more. Indeed,  housing affordability is a sore spot all over the country. Places with “cheap” rents and mortgages also pay poorly. It’s a real issue and calls for some creative…

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