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[Getting Graphic] Affording Everything But The House

Getting Graphic is a semi-sort-of-irregular collection of our favorite real estate-related chart(s).

This monthly economic summary by Norther Trust called Oh Magic Eight Ball, Is Economic Growth Slowing Significantly? [pdf] [1] ponders a number of housing issues in a series of charts. I have provided two of the most relevant here from the report.

National housing affordability is at its lowest level since 1989 (down=lower affordability, gray=recession).

The spread between national sales and inventory levels is widening.