Saturday, March 28, 2009

Are Homes A Good Investment?

On an inflation adjusted basis, homes prices have fallen 33% from the peak in 2005. The below chart shows single family home prices are now back in a range that existed from the late 1970s into the mid-1990s. Chart of the Day notes, "...a home buyer who bought the median priced single-family home at the 1979 peak has actually seen that home lose value (1.6% loss). Not an impressive performance considering that nearly three decades have passed."

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inflation adjusted single family home price chart 1970-2009

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