Housing Policy

Housing Prices Falling Everywhere Except for Washington, D.C.

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Just 1.5 miles from Reason HQ!

Click on this Wall Street Journal chart showing the Case-Shiller index of housing values in the 20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. When you sort by "Annual Change," the cities ranked 2 through 20 are all showing price contraction, from Detroit (-0.9%) to Minneapolis (-10.0%). But here in the nation's capital, which is busy hiring people to figure out how to fix the economy, growth is at a robust +4.3%. There's probably a lesson in there somewhere.

Link via the Twitter feed of David Frum.